NGC, VITA Pull Off Successful Disaster Recovery Drill

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) and staff from 12 participating state agencies reported success following a comprehensive disaster recovery (DR) test. The parties involved were able to restore “all critical systems in 24 hours and other less critical systems within 48 hours.”

“It is vitally important that the Commonwealth test mission-critical computer systems on a prescribed schedule, ” said Commonwealth Chief Information Officer Sam Nixon. “These tests determine the readiness and back-up capabilities of the IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster. Just as emergency responders plan, test and prepare for disasters, we must be equally prepared to react as circumstances demand. The state’s Executive Branch agencies — nearly 90 of them — depend on VITA and Northrop Grumman for continuity of services. We conduct these tests to ensure that if systems go down during a disaster, we can restore them so that agencies can continue to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth.”

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