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NSA and the Murky Relationship Between Contractors, Government Secrets and Journalism

  • Dan Verton
  • FedScoop
  • October 31, 2013


National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander this week defended the private sector’s cooperation with the agency’s electronic surveillance programs, telling Congress the companies involved are being punished in the media for meeting legal obligations under U.S. law and helping to save lives.

‘We have compelled industry to help us…by court order,’ said Alexander, during testimony Oct. 29 before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. ‘And what they’re doing is saving lives’ in the U.S. and around the world. ‘And it’s the right thing to do,’ Alexander said…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.