Skip to comments.Sonasoft Software Licenses and Software Maintenance Support (Details of IRS Email Services)
Posted on 06/21/2014 8:58:01 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
6009 Oxon Hill Road, Suite 500
Internal Revenue Service
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District of Columbia
Original Set Aside:
INNOCENT PEOPLE DON"T APPLY THE FIFTH!!!!!!
Innocent don’t NEED to apply the fifth. :-)
Sonasoft enters into the picture only if you believe this email loss was an accident or a failure of the software. I don’t think it was either but I doubt the boobs in Congress will do anything about it other than act angry.
If they were running exchange, those emails were backed up, and are on media or a drive array somewhere. They could probably be fully restored within minutes.
I’ve worked with places that have crazy mailbox size quotas, which requires the users to not keep emails very long, or save them to .pst files, but even THEN, those emails would still be backed up from Exchange most likely before deletion/user archival. The user’s .pst files are indeed often kept on the user’s computers, but are usually saved within a redirected/networked folder which resides on a file server, that’s ALSO backed up. Even IF the .pst file IS on the user’s local drive and it “crashed”, most of the time data can be recovered from a failed drive.
For those emails to not be recoverable, they would need to have one of the most pathetically sloppy IT departments in the history of the government, terrible business practices, and some of the worst luck I’ve ever heard of. It simply didn’t happen the way we’re being told.
Doesn’t matter, the government is required by law to archive it’s correspondence. If not this company, then theirs another. Even if the agreement doesn’t cover the years in question, it does show archiving does occur.
Her emails been pulled and destroyed on purpose.
That seems to say it was for the the IRS Office of Chief Counsel:
Not the entire IRS.
“...For those emails to not be recoverable,they would need to have one of the most pathetically sloppy IT departments in the history of the government,terrible business practices,and some of the worst luck Ive ever heard of. It simply didnt happen the way were being told.”
As part of our pressure on congress, etc, we should ask,
“a) If the head of the IRS loses records and gets away with it, and
b) if the IRS can’t keep from losing records ,
then why should we trust OUR records to them; why are they still in business?
Bingo! Ding...ding...ding...We have a winner!!
Fox News was just now talking about SonaSoft. Even if the email archives are limited to office of Counsel, then those might be revelatory.
Shocking that this didn’t disappear, too. The IRS could claim that the internet crashed, or something.
Also, this is software, not hardware. I see a number of FR posters assuming Sonasoft has a hardware solution and the IRS archives are located on Sonasoft hardware someplace.
Congress does NOT have ANY POWER.
This site might indicate that the 2006 contract, which has a higher dollar amount, was for the initial setup, which would include the hardware. It does mention "equipment." The following years' dollar amounts are lower. Could this be for cloud archiving of the data that was being backed up on site?
This site shows ongoing business was done between the govt and Sonasoft past 2009.
No, they don’t do that. The contract was for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, so it didn’t even apply to the department Lois Lerner worked in.
The equipment would have been a drive array from Rorke, and it would have been installed at the IRS, not at Sonasoft, which does not provide servers at any Sonasoft facility.
A lot of people have been jumping to incorrect conclusions about this entire thing.
I see your point. But, wouldn’t the Chief Counsel have responsibility in seeing to the integrity of the data?
The only emails and other documents that would have been archived using the Sanasoft software under those contracts would have been those to and from the counsel’s office. That would include very few, if any, to and from Lois Lerner.
Kinda makes it irrelevant, I would think.