Where Have All The Emails Gone?: How something as seemingly by David Gewirtz

By David Gewirtz

E mail on the White home is deep, own, candid, unfiltered communique in the management of the main robust state on the earth. And it's totally, very damaged. find out about technical and defense issues that blast via political rhetoric or even occasion association. learn this booklet and you may comprehend the 3 root factors of the White residence e mail challenge. you are going to additionally know how six very attainable techniques can quick and simply carry safety and security again to White condo e mail.

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At 6:10pm, on the eve of Bush I’s inauguration, Judge Barrington D. Parker issued a Temporary Restraining Order, prohibiting the destruction of the backup tapes to the Reagan-era PROFs system. The National Security Archives managed to keep those email messages from being destroyed, but it began a court battle that lasted through all four years of the Bush I administration. Where Have All the Emails Gone? S. org 34 Chapter 2 Flashback: Bush I administration (1989-1993) Most of us remember the four years of the first Bush administration.

S. who knew the meeting was scheduled and the Senator hadn’t told anyone, not even his wife or his closest aides. So how could this have happened? The leak, it turns out, was a simple email message. A senior White House official needed to send an email message about the President’s visit to another senior White House official. Because the subject was about the political conversion of the Senator, the official knew he wasn’t allowed to use the secure government email system. Instead, he was required to use the email system set up for political communication.

I found deep, intrinsic flaws in how email is managed. Email is often more personal than a formal letter, and since email messages are mostly in written form, email is more tangible than a phone call. As such, the accumulated email messages of a White House administration are ideal for digital archeologists, digging for insight (and dirt) on an administration. It’s a tough call: the law requires all Presidential email to be archived. And yet, exposed to public view, an administration’s email records could prove to be a potent weapon for the opposition.

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