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Glossary of Terms Used for USAID's Automated Directives System (ADS) - Updated 07/15/2011 Partial Revision

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An approved site where vital records are stored for safekeeping and retrieval in cases of emergency and - or disaster. This site has to be at a location that is separate from where the files originated (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 502, 511). A designated area within a building that serves as an emergency sanctuary and provides at least 60-minute force-entry and ballistic-resistant (FE - BR) protection, emergency power, ventilation, communications, and emergency egress (USAID Automated Directives System - ADS - Chapter 562).

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