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Topic - Chris Isleib
The researcher who exposed former EPA chief Lisa P. Jackson's private email account is now taking aim at her potential successor — and is expanding the inquiry into the world of mobile phone text messages, which are shaping up as the next frontier in open-records legal battles.
When it gets FOIA requests, the National Archives takes reasonable steps to find any records that would be responsive, including those on electronic media, Mr. Isleib said.
For messages that are deemed "non-transitory federal records," which means they must be preserved beyond 180 days, "agencies should take reasonable steps to preserve the text, including either forwarding to an email system, or memorializing in some other fashion (just like voice mails)," Chris Isleib, a spokesman for the National Archives, said in an email.