So how many folks are gonna go to jail?

It seems that the NSA had a court order to preserve the data.

And didn’t do it.

“NSA senior management is fully aware of this failure, and the Agency is committed to taking swift action to respond to the loss of this data.”

It was a mistake…and oversight.

I don’t care.

Every person involved, every single one, should get jail time. Starting at Michael S Rodgers, and every deputy of his, manager, employee and any other person who was involved in the decision to cull the data. Each and every one gets criminal felony penalties for destruction of evidence and conspiracy to hide or destroy evidence. Loss of pension and position. Be barred from ever working for the Federal Government again, or holding a position where they might handle sensitive data. But jail time, and not in “Club Fed”.

If I were doing the sentencing, I’d add in a good horsewhippin’ as well.