Government Contractors And Security Clearance

Government Contractors And Security Clearance

The Guardian revealed the identity of the source behind the recent NSA leak at his request over the weekend. The disclosure of Edward Snowden's identity is renewing questions about the growth of contractors within the government and whether they're relied on too heavily in the field of national security.

The Guardian revealed the identity of the source behind the recent NSA leak at his request over the weekend. Edward Snowden is a former CIA employee who most recently worked for contractor Booz Allen. The disclosure of Snowden's identity is renewing questions about the growth of contractors within the government and whether they're relied on too heavily in the field of national security. We consider the implications of this latest revelation.

Guests

Donald Kettl

Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland; nonresident senior fellow, Brookings Institution

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