Apparently having received a FOIA request to search employee emails about certain matters, the NSA has responded that they do not have the technology--this technology being something that most any good IT department at any private company can do--it's a critical part of defending a company from lawsuits.
So either the NSA has failed to implement basic systems for accountability (and heads should roll), or they are lying (and heads should roll), or they are completely incompetent at the art of managing a database (and heads should roll).
No matter what the answer is, it's pretty clear that a number of people need to lose their jobs, and if we need phone records to track terrorists, we can simply use the system that Ma Bell has provided for free for a century, and save a few billion dollars per year in the bargain.
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