How does a contract NSA employee get his hands on confidential documents?

The NSA employee who leaked confidential documents to the public has surfaced and stated the reasons for his actions. His name is not important for purposes of this post, but what is important is how did this happen? He was employed by Booz Hamilton the company that the US government pays tons of cash to keep this info away from the public. The employee had been there for 3 months. Now think about it 3 months. In most jobs you are not coverd by health insurance in 3 months. In 3 months you probably are not given keys to the the workplace, but in 3 months this guy was privy to sensitive information and he made the decision to copy that information and take it to the press. Just 3 months and he has put the government on blast. I am not debating the merits of the disclosures or even if we should know the information disclosed, but I am questioning the company policies that gave him access to make them.

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  • Bill  On June 12, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Fish rot from the head. Leaders establish the standard of behavior and tone for the organizations they lead. Absent leadership there will be a breakdown in standards in all areas because subordinates will push the limits seeking the level of unacceptability. This is just a simple example of that. The company policy that you legitimately question has been tacitly accepted by the leadership.

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