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    I'm now hearing that surplus IT assets must be smelted? I can't find a reference, can you help?


    We are unaware of any Federal or DoD publications that specifically state surplus Information Technology (IT) assets must be smelted. As you most likely know, DoD Manual 4160.21 – Volume 4 addresses the disposal of IT assets and DoD Manual 4160.28 addresses demilitarization. The closest reference to smelting IT assets that could be located is in the National Security Administration/Central Security Service Storage Device Sanitization Manual. It includes, but is not limited to, references to disintegration, recycling, and incineration of IT assets.

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