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Old 03-23-2008, 04:38 PM
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By Pete Yost, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON — Older White House computer hard drives have been destroyed, the White House disclosed to a federal court Friday in a controversy over millions of possibly missing e-mails from 2003 to 2005.

The White House revealed new information about how it handles its computers in an effort to persuade a federal magistrate it would be fruitless to undertake an e-mail recovery plan that the court proposed.

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It has been the goal of a White House Office of Administration "refresh program" to replace one-third of its workstations every year in the Executive Office of the President, according to the declaration.

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Couldn't believe this story when I read it. Could someone please explain this to me?
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Destroying hard drives isn't an issue...done everyday by a ton of companies (and the government)...

The REAL question is "Was the information stored on those hard drives sent to an appropriate backup medium beforehand?"...

JUST destroying thm is without backing up the data first is plain irresponsible...

Not necessarily malicious, but definitely irresponsible...
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Irresponsible? This administration? No way.
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