But I do agree, the more portable the media the secure documents are on, the easier of a target they are to transport. But say it's encrypted the same way on a usb vs a hard-disk vs on a file share/server, the encryption part is equally secure, right?
Now I'm no expert on classified documents, so I may be missing some important part you're thinking of.
That said I still think it's more news/politics than a true issue based on the info in the article,
I'm not advocating dems vs repubs (sp?), just that I think it's more likely to be a discussion based on it being newsworthy because it's politics....
I mean if your "watchdog" says its good and you're following instructions to keep the documents secure, then I'm not in a position to argue that, other than to agree, that it being on a usb is very mobile of a media. It's still secure, right? If not then there's something larger wrong,,, which obviously that's a possibility too 😧