Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen on Wednesday responded for the first time to assertions by a legal nonprofit that missing emails relating to the political targeting controversy at the tax agency exist on a governmentwide backup system. His conclusion: There is no such governmentwide email trove, and confusing media accounts were based on a misunderstanding.
There is no such government-wide system, no. Each agency is responsible for developing and maintaining their own backup and disaster recovery plans. By specifying government-wide, Koskinen can say something that is technically true but leaves an entirely incorrect impression. The IRS has an email backup systems and a disaster recovery plan -- or did until they canceled the contract a month after Lerner's hard drive crashed. And they don't want to retrieve emails from it because it would be "too onerous" to do so.
This entry was published Mon Sep 22 10:43:28 CDT 2014 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2014-09-20 03:38:04.0.