Skip to comments.Secret files missing at National Archives
Posted on 05/02/2012 12:26:20 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The National Archives and Records Administration has lost track of dozens of boxes of confidential and secret government files at its records center just outside of Washington, the latest in a series of such incidents spanning more than a decade.
The missing classified materials include four boxes of top-secret restricted files from the Office of the Secretary of Defense as well as records from several U.S. Navy offices, documents obtained by The Washington Times show.
The problems came to light after a three-year investigation by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Office of Inspector General. While the investigation ended last year, officials recently provided a copy of the report on their findings in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
Its not the first time the inspector general's office has raised concerns about missing files at the Washington National Records Center. According to the report, the office conducted previous inventories of classified materials in 1998 and 2004, concluding that boxes were missing during both of those searches.
According to those staffers that can recall, minimal corrective actions were taken, the inspector general's office noted in the report on its most recent investigation.
NARA officials say they cooperated with investigators and insist there is no indication that any of the boxes were stolen. Instead, they blame the problems on bad data for a tiny fraction of the millions of boxes stored in the Washington National Records Center, where 250,000 boxes enter the Suitland facility each year.
Joe Newman, a spokesman for the nonpartisan watchdog group Project on Government Oversight (POGO), said the inspector generals report raised troubling but not unexpected questions.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
See 19 above. It's kind of hard to hide 80 boxes behind the copy machine.
Sandy Berger must wear some big-ass pants.
Now, expand Rosa Brooks' DoD contacts and voila.....confetti.
These people run a movable feast of Leftist causes, don't they?
International Crisis Group board of trustees. A few notable names. George Soros, Kofi Annan , Samuel Berger , Wesley Clark, Mohamed El Baradei , Javier Solana.
Richard Armitage, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Douglas Schoen (Schoen is a democrat Romney fan), HRH Prince Turki al-Faisal.
With the high security people on that list, only a fool would believe we have any national secrets these days.
” - - - The problems came to light after a three-year investigation by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Office of Inspector General. While the investigation ended last year, - - - “
Lemme see now, 3 year investigation, but completed last year - - - .
BINGO! The “investigation” began as Obama was giving his Inaugural Speech! You know, the “Right now, Change is coming to America” one.
The Coward from Kenya thus began to remove all of the inconvenient truths that were in conflict with his Marxist ideology.
What I've got posted isn't that report as a FOIA was needed to get it and I don't see it stated in the article who filed for, and received, that report.
So the question now is...Did The Washington Times file the FOIA themselves or did they get the report, and thus the story, from some other place or from somebody else?
And if The Washington Times did file for and receive the report shouldn't they put it online for everybody to read?
While the investigation ended last year, officials recently provided a copy of the report on their findings in response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by this paper. (or words to that effect)
Great attention to detail! Thanks!
Senate Farm Bill = World Food Program USA aka USAID = Stanley Ann Dunham
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