Quoting from the article:
In November 2011 and again in January, Replogle said, an agent of the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General received discs with the data. Each time, the agent was unable to read the encryption format and destroyed the discs, Replogle said.
"They said no names were retrieved
," Replogle told the committee this morning. "They do not have those names. They did not disseminate that information, and all that information has been destroyed
. We have asked for that documentation of what has happened."
OK, so what about the billions of dollars pumped into the NSA? Does anyone seriously believe that the NSA was unable to break the encryption on the Missouri data base? If so, please let me know, I have some premium, well-watered land in the middle of Florida I'd like to sell.