Skip to comments.Exclusive: Hillary’s IT Contractor Did Not Have Proper Security Clearance
Posted on 08/14/2015 12:47:52 PM PDT by Crystal Palace East
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton entrusted her email server to an IT firm that was not cleared to handle classified materials, according to the chief spokesman for the Defense Security Service.
The DSS is an arm of the Defense Department and is the only federal agency authorized to approve private sector company access to sensitive or confidential material.
The agency reviews and approves private contractors to assure they have secure facilities and approves security clearances for employees to clear them for access to sensitive or classified materials.
Since 2013, Clinton used Platte River Networks, a small Denver-based company, to upgrade and maintain her private email server at her home in Chappaqua, New York.
About 13,000 companies have received FCL or facility-wide clearance. But Platte River is not one of them.
Platte River is not cleared to have access to classified material, stated Cindy McGovern, chief public affairs officer for DSS in a telephone interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, told the DCNF that the Platte River involvement raises serious questions about the security surrounding Secretary Clintons server over the last two years.
The revelation that Secretary Clinton used a private company, Platte River Networks, to maintain her personal server raises questions about what steps the company took to preserve and secure sensitive information in Secretary Clintons email, Johnson said.
The DSS provides clearances to 30 federal departments and agencies, including the State Department.
Alex McGeorge, the head of threat intelligence at the IT cybersecurity firm Immunity told The DCNF that all facilities approved for access to classified materials need a SCIF or Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility also known as a hardened room.
Its a room that is resistant to eavesdropping and unauthorized entry limited to personnel with security clearances. That would be a room that where data coming in and out of the room is tightly controlled, he said.
According to the Associated Press, the intelligence community inspector general reported to Congress Monday that Hillarys emails contained at least two messages with information considered Top Secret.
For servers that contain Top Secret information, you would have to have very compartmentalized clearance to see. Those standards are much higher, McGeorge said.
The DSS current mission is carried out under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), the rules of which were established by President Clinton in 1993 with Executive Order 12829.
The concept was, do you want the experienced Mr.s Clinton or the entirely inexperienced and untested Barack Obama on the telephone handling a crisis
It now seems, that when Secretary if State Clinton's phone rang at 3:00, Ivan, Wo Ching and Osama Al Jihadi were all listening.
This is getting VERY serious.
Platte River Networks was founded by a Mr. Treve Suazo. Very little is known about him. From sound of name, he does not sound like a native-born American.
This is getting deeper and deeper.
She set the system up to skirt security.
She cant be both the smartest woman in the world and the dumbest b1tch on the planet.
Much more criminal that first thought.
Levin yesterday got into the areas of the law she broke and it was way beyond what Petraeus did.
You are right. This was no accident. It takes a lot of time, skill and dedication to screw up this big.
Ant this a kick in the Ass......
Of course they had no clearances. What she was asking them to do was blatantly illegal, and anyone that had any knowledge of gov’t intel/security would know this.
Hey, it rang during Benghazi and bitch Clinton said: 'eff em, let em burn'
She’s going to throw that IT Contractor under the bus. You see they planted those bogus top secret emails there. All part of that right wing conspiracy.
Has anyone checked Sandy Bergers’ pants?
If the TK-level info was destined to al Qaeda,
the Moslem Brotherhood, and Iran,
then WHAT POSSIBLE DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE
who the contractor was?
It is impossible to believe that no one in the WH knew about Hillary’s private email and server. This conspiracy is much deeper and wider than what it appears. What did Obama know and what did he do to stop it?
According to Sen. Johnson this “raises serious questions”. Now I’m CONVINCED Hillary is going down. /s
I havent seen this mentioned;
The Colorado firms hiring coincided with the discovery that an email account for Clintons longtime confidant, private consultant Sidney Blumenthal, had been hacked by a Romanian national Marcel Lazar Lehel, known as Guccifer.
Stop it? Promoted it!
My guess is that Platte River is going to be bending over backwards to be “cooperative”. A little info on Suazo .... his partner in Platte River also graduated from Colorado State.
In 2002, Treve Suazo decided it was time to start out on his own and determined timing was everything, thus the inception of Platte River Networks with current co-founder Brent Allshouse. The plan was simple, hire great people, treat the employees well, and take care of the customers needs. Treve has been working in the computer industry for over 27 years after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Computer Information Systems from Colorado State University. He has worked internally for small to large businesses for 9 of his 27 years. He gained extensive knowledge of application development and networking while working for The Bank of Boulder in their credit card processing division. He also co-authored one of the first programs to calculate the time results for over 25,000 runners in the Bolder Boulder in the early 1990s.
For the past 18 years Treve has been providing consulting services to locally owned businesses in the Denver Metro and Front Range areas of Colorado. His understanding of software development and network infrastructure has benefited Platte River Networks customers in finding solutions to fit the business requirements in both small and large environment. His primary focus is to continue to improve service delivery and technology to the benefit of the customer.
Brent Allshouse: Since 2002, Brent and Treves mission has been to create a business that provides a great place to work for their employees and establish a name in the community that is not only respected but looked too for insight with other local and national business and technology leaders. Brent recently served as President of the Heartland Chapter of VTN (Ingram Micro) and sits on the Board of Denver Technology Partners, which he co-founded. Brent studied information technology at Colorado State University and Metro State College in the 90s. In late 1999 Brent started a company called Colorado Cabling providing structured cabling to small business around the Front Range, this service is still a part of Platte Rivers offering today. Brent is married to Jamie Allshouse his high school sweet heart; he has 4 kids Morgan (14), Maddie (11), Meghan (9) and Matthew (7). He enjoys spending time watching his kids play sports (Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Softball and Baseball), and camping and boating in the summer.
Of course to maintain the server, they would necessarily have access to the contents.
There may be more nails in the coffin, but they will be overkill. No need to wait any longer she should be arrested before dark. Too bad that won’t happen.
Aug 11. letter from Sen. Ron Johnson to Treve Suazo, Platte River Networks ............. asking for a lot of info (note: this is a link to a pdf).
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