posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 07:20 PM
Officials from the U.S. government's personnel agency unexpectedly refused on Tuesday to attend a closed-door congressional briefing on their
handling of a massive computer breach that affected more than 22 million federal workers.
According to the House Armed Services Committee, the Office of Personnel Management, where the very breech took place, the Department of Homeland
Security and the Office of Management and Budget, all declined to appear at a classified meeting with concerns that the conversation would be
transcribed. My first thought was, wouldn't the transcription be classified as well?
Thornberry said his panel has had no problems safeguarding classified materials, suggesting that may have been OPM's and the other agencies'
concern. "We do it every day (with) things that are a lot more highly classified than this," he said.
Yeah, that's what I thought. The federal agencies went on to add that they've already engaged in more than a dozen classified briefings and open
hearings and that they were unable to accommodate a last minute change in the requests made for Tuesday.
“If they are unwilling to come and answer questions about the biggest national security data breach we've ever had, then that does not inspire
greater confidence,” Thornberry said. “So I'm sure we will pursue the matter with them again.”
Adam Smith, you just might be a genius! Sadly though, you are too gutless to call any of them out. Saying that you're are “disappointed” (why
paraphrase it, lol), by their withdrawal has already passed like a fart in the wind. Do I need to remind you that former OPM Director Katherine
Archuleta resigned last July due to the agency’s controversial security practices? Obama has appointed Beth Cobert, OPM's acting director, to lead
the agency in her place. Guess what burning ship she's jumping off of?
Obama sent Cobert to OPM from her previous dual role as the Office of Management and Budget’s deputy director for management and the U.S. chief
That's right, The same federal office that has refused to further testify! Both the Department of Defense and members of the U.S. intelligence
community were present, what gives? I'm sick of these bastards disregarding the same system they use to run us into the ground. Pieces of crap.
Does anyone have an opinion about why these three federal agencies declined? What are they trying to avoid and/or who are they trying to protect?
edit on 17-11-2015 by eisegesis because: (no reason given)