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As I recall, the explanation for it was to have multiple methods of decommissioning applied so that failures or omissions in any of the methods would be covered by the rest. Also, steps 1-5 were performed on the hardware where the pack was used.

The final steps were actually performed by a single office on the base who had the tools and sand-blasting equipment. Supposedly they also did random spot checks on submitted media to ensure that the first steps were being performed. This was actually quite a concern, because in some cases it took a lot of time or special setup on the machine to do the wiping. People didn't like the time spent, or the machine being down, for something that seemed unnecessary. This was back during the Cold War, and espionage was a genuine concern at our base which ran a lot of R&D programs.
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