SEC loses laptops. IRS, EPA lose emails. CDC loses Ebola. What next?
What times are these when supposedly uber-competent government agencies lose control of, well, mission-critical stuff like laptops, emails, and deadly viruses? What’s next?
The SEC OIG says hundreds of laptops are unaccounted for. The good news is that OIG has disclosed they’re missing. Bad news? While the IRS and EPA “lose” only emails, the SEC loses entire laptops. More good news: These laptops almost certainly don’t carry Ebola. More bad news: SEC laptops should contain lots of really sensitive information about ongoing investigations and the people involved, most of whom will never be accused — let alone found guilty of or liable for — any wrongdoing. Kind of like securities law Ebola. Not to mention the possibility of lots of inside information, possibly including the identity of SEC whistleblowers.
Read the entire OIG report below.