Sunday, June 22, 2014

IRS Contracted With Sonasoft for ‘Email Archiving Done Right’ Back in 2005, BUT...

Suderman added, “A document posted on its website describing its services says that its system “archives all email content and so reduces the risk of non-compliance with legal, regulatory and other obligations to preserve critical business content.” - Gateway Pundit

No Excuses: IRS has used 3rd party email archiving since 2005 - Poor Richard's News

From Reason:
The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005, according to, which lists the contract as being for “automatic data processing services.” Sonasoft’s motto is “email archiving done right,” and the company lists the IRS as a customer. - See more at:
The only reason Lois Lerner’s emails are currently unavailable is because the Obama administration doesn’t want them to be found.

Here’s something else worth remembering: ◼ Lois Lerner also used unrecorded personal emails to bypass record keeping.
◼ UPDATE: Bombshell: IRS cancelled email backup contract just weeks after Lois Lerner's computer 'crashed' - Thomas Lifson/AMERICAN THINKER

Nothing suspicious here, at least to Democrats and mainstream media types. But it would be interesting to see the paperwork leading to this contract termination, since the IRS is required by law to backup its communications. (via Patrick Howley of the Daily Caller):

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractorDescription: just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed. (snip)

Sonasoft’s six-year businessDescription: relationship with the IRS came to an abrupt end at the close of fiscal year 2011, as congressional investigators began looking into the IRS conservative targeting scandal and IRS employees’ computers started crashing left and right.

Sonasoft’s fiscal year 2011 contract with the IRS ended on August 31, 2011. Eight days later, the IRS officially closed out its relationship with Sonasoft in accordance with the federal government’s contract close-out guidelines, which require agencies to fully audit their contracts and to get back any moneyDescription: that wasn’t used by the contractor. Curiously, the IRS de-allocated 36 cents when it closed out its contract with Sonasoft on September 8, 2011.