Lois Lerner’s emails — an IT trade association’s take

The IT world remains skeptical of the IRS’s claim that Lois Lerner’s emails were destroyed innocently, or even that they were destroyed at all. We noted here the skepticism of a former IRS IT specialist.

Now, the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) expresses its skepticism. By way of background, this organization administers internationally accepted certifications for information technology professionals.

Here is what IAITAM’s president, Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, says about the disappearance of Lerner emails:

The notion that these emails just magically vanished makes no sense whatsoever. That is not how IT asset management at major businesses and government institutions works in this country.

When the hard drive in question was destroyed, the IRS should have called in an accredited IT Asset Destruction (ITAD) professional or firm to complete that process, which requires extensive documentation, official signoffs, approvals, and signatures of completion. If this was done, there would be records. If this was not done, this is the smoking gun that proves the drive or drives were destroyed improperly – or not at all.

Via Jim Swift at the Weekly Standard.

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