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Secret Service CIO Gave Agents Choice To Kill J6 Texts

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  • Top IT officials and lawyers within the Secret Service are responsible for the major failures in collecting text messages within the agency related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack because they left it up to individual agents to back up their data, reports FedScoop.
  • The controversial deletion of Secret Service phone data around the time of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has raised awareness of wider systemic problems with federal government digital records preservation.

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