Harrisburg fails to report 2014 crime statistics; other agencies affected by server malfunction

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

HARRISBURG- For the second year in a row, Harrisburg’s crime statistics might not be included in the FBI’s annual analysis. The capital city failed to report a single month’s worth of crime data last year. The city was supposed to submit itsĀ final month of data to the Pennsylvania State Police by Feb. 28. The state police are required to submit annual statistics they gather to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by March 13 for a nationwide analysis. Six other municipalities were counting on Harrisburg to submit data for them: Camp Hill, Carlisle, East Pennsboro, Middletown, New Cumberland and West Shore. None of that data got submitted either. The problem was discovered in January, when an official from one of the other municipalities got wind that the data was going nowhere and called Harrisburg to complain. The other municipalities typically pay Harrisburg an annual fee to submit data for them, so they don’t have to maintain the necessary computer server and information technology infrastructure. Harrisburg did not charge the cities for the service last year. Harrisburg’s server malfunctioned in late 2013, apparently without anyone knowing, after a key informational technology employee, Larry Eikenberry, retired. After Eikenberry’sĀ retirement, the city didn’t report statistics […]

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