We are all aware of the new reliance of people with regards to electronic mail today as a proof of conversations and communication between two parties or groups. The US administration has used this new offer of technology as a means of communicating internally and this includes both confident and common communication proceedings.
It is also a fact that that administration has been under fire for the reported loss of over 5 million e-mails at the White House server and this is an issue that could go out of bounds considering that it is a violation of the federal Presidential Records Act.
It has not yet been confirmed if the loss of the tons of e-mails were done intentionally but one thing is for sure, the White House is all screwed up!
Here is an excerpt from CNN surrounding this issue:
Millions of White House e-mails may be missing, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino acknowledged Friday.
“I wouldn’t rule out that there were a potential 5 million e-mails lost,” Perino told reporters.
The administration was already facing sharp questions about whether top presidential advisers including Karl Rove improperly used Republican National Committee e-mail that the White House said later disappeared.
The latest comments were a response to a new report from a liberal watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), alleging that over a two-year period official White House e-mail traffic for hundreds of days has vanished — in possible violation of the federal Presidential Records Act.
“This story is really now a two-part issue,” CREW’s Melanie Sloan told CNN. “First there’s the use of the RNC e-mail server that’s inappropriate by White House officials and secondly we’ve also learned that there were between March of 2003 and October of 2005 apparently over 5 million e-mail that were not preserved and these are e-mail on the regular White House server.”
Perino stressed there’s no indication the e-mails were intentionally lost, but she was careful not to dispute the outside group’s allegations. “I’m not taking issue with their conclusions at this point,” Perino said. “We’re checking into them. There are 1,700 people in the Executive Office of the President.” – White House: Millions of e-mails may be missing; CNN News April 13, 2007.
Originally posted on April 15, 2007 @ 3:37 pm