Skip to comments.Clinton-era hard drive missing from archives
Posted on 05/19/2009 6:29:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
A massive amount of sensitive, national security-related information from the Clinton administration has gone missing from the national archives.
The Inspector General of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) told congressional committee staffers Tuesday that a hard drive containing over a terabyte of information -- the equivalent of millions of books--went missing from the NARA facility in College Park, Md., sometime between October 2008 and March 2009.
The Department of Justice and the Secret Service are conducting an investigation, but it's so far unclear whether the drive was lost as the result of a crime or an accident.
That hard drive includes information on Secret Service operating procedures, event logs, and other "highly sensitive information," according to the office of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The data also includes 100,000 Social Security numbers, including the number of one of Al Gore's daughters.
According to Issa's office, the hard drive was in the process of being moved when it somehow disappeared. At least 100 employees, in addition to numerous janitors, interns and visitors, could have accessed the location where the drive was last seen, which, the inspector general told staffers, was located on the way to the restroom.
Issa is calling for a hearing on the matter, asking National Archives and Administration Acting Archivist Adrienne Thomas to testify before a subcommittee on Thursday.
"This egregious breach raises significant questions regarding the effectiveness of the security protocols that are in place at the National Archives and Records Administration," Issa said. "Acting Director Thomas should appear before the committee either voluntarily or via subpoena on Thursday to explain how such an outrageous breach of security happened."
“A massive amount of sensitive, national security-related information from the Clinton administration has gone missing from the national archives.”
It’s not missing...it was SOLD to the highest bidder! *SPIT*
I really hope I live long enough to see one or both of them in Federal prison for the rest of their natural days. *DOUBLE SPIT*
Anybody check Sandy Berger’s pants?
Be sure to check Sandy Berger’s underpants. Barney Frank can do that.
Check Sandy Berger’s drawers.
If it involves the Clintons or something about the Clintons; you can bet your booties it’s a crime.
Not only do these people need to go; they need to be jailed.
Exactly what I was thinking: Sandy Berger.
But Bill Clinton keeps his precious hard drive with him at all times just in case.
shouldn’t use the word “hard” in the same sentence with Clinton in it.
Cheney will get blamed for it. Just wait. :-)
Thanks to Ali Veritas for the ping to this link.
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“Sensitive data missing from National Archives”
posted by: Sara Gandy 2 hrs ago
SNIPPET: “The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation of the matter, according to Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and senior committee Republican Darrell Issa of California.”