Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It wasn't "marked" classified...

"Never sent an email that was marked classified" is not at all the same thing as "that unsecured unclassified mail server never routed email that contained classified material"...

For an email containing data from DIA, NSA, and NGA, "wasn't marked classified" can only mean one of the following:
- "intentionally removed markings" (and someone should go to jail)
- "intentionally left unmarked" (and someone should go to jail)
- "left markings off due to lack of understanding what is and isn't classified" (and therefore should lose access and not be permitted access in the future)
- "left markings off due to lack of understanding of the governing laws, policies, and procedures regarding classified material" (and therefore should lose access and not be permitted access in the future)
- "left markings off due to a mistake" (and therefore should admit the error and cooperate with appropriate security mitigation activities, and if such has happened too many times for the same person then someone should lose access and not be permitted access in the future)

Of course, in your universe, you might have a different theory.

But you'd be wrong.