Originally published: June 3, 2011
Last updated: June 3, 2011 - 11:17pm
The brouhaha over hackers penetrating the Gmail accounts of top US officials would be much ado about nothing if White House employees just followed the rules.
That's the view from the office of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), who has been pushing the White House to make sure employees with private email accounts comply with the Presidential Records Act. He has repeatedly complained about senior administration employees — among the reported targets of the scam — sending work e-mails to their personal email accounts because, he argues, it circumvents the law. And Chairman Issa believes the hack on Gmail is further evidence that the administration needs to step up and do a better job of ensuring its staff complies with the records act.
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