schwit1 shares an article from The Hill: The Air Force announced on Friday that it has lost thousands of records belonging to the service’s inspector general due to a database crash. “We estimate we’ve lost information for 100, 000 cases dating back to 2004, ” Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told The Hill in an email. “The database crashed and there is no data…” The database, called the Automated Case Tracking System (ACTS), holds all records related to IG complaints, investigations, appeals and Freedom of Information Act requests…. “We also use ACTS to track congressional/constituent inquiries.” The Air Force said they were “aggressively” trying to recover the data, adding that they had no evidence of malicious intent. Read more of this story at Slashdot.