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Secret Service under investigation
over loss of sensitive files on Metro

Fox News, by Jana Winter

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Posted By:Ribicon, 12/7/2012 1:56:59 PM

The Secret Service is the target of an investigation into an "immense breach" involving the loss of two backup computer tapes left on a Washington, D.C., Metro train that contained sensitive personal information about all agency employees, contacts and overseas informants, according to multiple law enforcement and congressional sources. The ongoing probe is one of 13 new investigations involving the Secret Service launched by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS-OIG) in recent months. The new investigations stem from information received during the course of DHS-OIG´s ongoing ´Culture of Secret Service´ probe, requested by the Senate

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Our best and brightest in action.

They´ve already fingered a fall guy; young, low-level associate of a private contractor. That makes the breach more acceptable?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: texaspast, 12/7/2012 2:19:19 PM     (No. 9053981)

They still have computers that use tapes???

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Reply 2 - Posted by: manitouman, 12/7/2012 3:08:29 PM     (No. 9054064)

I was mistaken in that I thought the SS was an elite organization immunized from stupidity by discipline and training.

Silly me.

Now that I´ve had my eyes opened, I can see that they´re as dumb as baby turkeys, drowning themselves in their own waterers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sg, 12/7/2012 3:16:59 PM     (No. 9054074)

If the material was that sensitive, why wasn´t it personnally taken to the vault by two Secret Service agents? That´s like Coca-Cola entrusting a junior mail clerk to deliver to a bank vault an envelope containing their secret formula. This is beyond stupid.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/7/2012 3:54:30 PM     (No. 9054132)

Sorry, I think this is all part of a plan to intimidate the SS.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: skedaddle, 12/7/2012 5:21:27 PM     (No. 9054266)

Those files on computer tape are perfectly safe because nobody´s had a computer drive that reads tape since the 1990s.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/7/2012 5:28:09 PM     (No. 9054278)

I think its more than that poster. Believe it or not, the main duty of the SS is the security of our money supply, not presidential security.

I think this is like what happened with the Generals. Night of the Long Knives continues. First the generals, now the guardians of the security of the money supply. I cannot think of another presidency where all of these embarassments have been made public like this. All the ducks are being lined up. For what exactly, I am not sure of quite yet. Maybe more prep work for setting up his brown shirt army? Remember him talking about that subject in the first campaign?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: retiree, 12/7/2012 7:42:49 PM     (No. 9054426)

How come all the investigations that go on never get completed?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/8/2012 4:08:39 AM     (No. 9054761)

The SS must be hiring based on diversity rather than qualifications and competence.

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