Uh-oh. Someone needs to check Sandy Berger’s sock drawer. ASAP:
Federal authorities are investigating the disappearance of a computer disc from the National Archives containing Social Security numbers and Secret Service procedures from former President Bill Clinton’s administration, congressional officials said.
Among the files on the disc were 100,000 Social Security numbers, including that of one of former Vice President Al Gore’s daughters, contact information for officials who served in the Clinton administration, logs of events and “other highly-sensitive information,” according to a statement from the office of Representative Darrell Issa, the ranking Republican on the House Overnight and Government Reform Committee.
“The full extent of the contents of the drive is still being investigated,” the statement said.
Democratic Representative Edolphus Towns of New York, chairman of the committee, called it a “serious security breach.”
The disc was lost sometime between October 2008 and March 2009 and a criminal probe is underway by the Archives inspector general and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Susan Cooper, director of communications for the Archives, said the loss was confirmed in early April and the inspector general immediately began a criminal investigation.
The Archives also “immediately undertook a review of our internal controls and we have implemented improved security processes,” Cooper said in a statement.
Issa has more here.