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  •  Oh,I dunno. (8+ / 0-)

    Clapper was smart enough to be an integral part of privatizing the NSA. Which has made lots of DC types very wealthy....why even including the old NSA chief,Mike McConnell who is now back at Booz. Funny old world,isn't it?

    The outsourcing plan was finalized in 2000 by a special NSA Advisory Board set up to determine the agency’s future and codified in a secret report written by a then-obscure intelligence officer named James Clapper. “Clapper did a one-man study for the NSA Advisory Board,” recalls Ed Loomis, a 40-year NSA veteran who, along with Binney and two others, blew the whistle on corporate corruption at the NSA.

    “His recommendation was that NSA acquire its Internet capabilities from the private sector. The idea was, the private sector had the capability and we at NSA didn’t need to reinvent the wheel.”

    Hayden, who was the NSA director at the time, “put a lot of trust in the private sector, and a lot of trust in Clapper, because Clapper was his mentor,” added Loomis. And once he got approval, “he was hell-bent on privatization and nothing was going to derail that.” Clapper is now President Obama’s director of national intelligence, and has denounced the Guardian leaks as “reprehensible.”

    "George RR Martin is not your bitch" ~~ Neil Gaiman

    by tardis10 on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 01:27:36 PM PDT

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    •  And then they went back and used (1+ / 0-)
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      the more dangerous program designed in house that makes sense of all the data.  "Thin Thread" surveillance program intentionally not using the part designed to protect the privacy of private citizens.  Nice!  And here he is parsing his words again.

      Newt 2012. Sociopath, adulterer, hypocrite, Republican.

      by tikkun on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 02:23:36 PM PDT

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