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Hicks reinforces DOD record-retention policies after allegations of Jan. 6 text message deletions

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The Pentagon’s No. 2 issued a memo this week to reinforce federal laws that require Department of Defense personnel to retain digital records, such as text messages, following reports that senior Trump administration Pentagon officials did not retain messages concerning the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. In the memo, published Wednesday, Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks reminds the DOD workforce that per the Federal Records Act and corresponding Pentagon policy,…