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WASHINGTON — On the same day lawyers assured a federal judge the
White House hired sophisticated computer contractors to search for
missing e-mail, one of their so-called “experts” was ridiculed for
having to call the White House “help desk” for assistance with a
relatively simple computer task, WorldNetDaily has learned.
The call for help quickly became the source of jokes at the water
cooler where White House computer operators work, say White House
sources. They described it as “boneheaded.”
An employee of SRA International Inc. made the cry for help on
Friday. SRA is one of the contractors the White House hired to
reconstruct 3,400 e-mail back-up tapes to provide subpoenaed evidence in
government watchdog Judicial Watch’s Filegate lawsuit.
The SRA worker put in the trouble call after failing to log into a
Windows NT workstation. The White House e-mail system uses IBM Lotus
Notes software and runs on a Microsoft Windows NT operating platform.
Yet the SRA worker seemed unfamiliar with NT.
“Here’s an expert coming in to save the day and he doesn’t even know
how to log into his NT workstation,” one White House employee said. “We
A technician from the computer help desk was able to solve the
problem within 10 minutes, sources say.
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