By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Twelve months ago the guys in British rock back Alt-J had a very simple goal: To release an album.
Alt-J, "An Awesome Wave" (Canvasback)
The National Archives and Records Administration has lost track of dozens of boxes of confidential and secret government files at its records center just outside of Washington, the latest in a series of such incidents spanning more than a decade.
"While it's troubling that there are boxes of top-secret and confidential materials missing, it's not entirely unexpected considering the sheer volume of data the National Archives and Records Center is responsible for storing and protecting," he said.
Joe Newman, a spokesman for the nonpartisan watchdog group Project on Government Oversight (POGO), said the inspector general's report raised troubling but not unexpected questions.