Thursday, June 20, 2013

Times editorial against privatization of intelligence contractors

The New York Times views the Edward Snowden case as "a useful reminder of the extent to which the government has outsourced intelligence work to the private sector and the risks in doing so."  Apparently there are "literally hundreds of thousands of private-sector intelligence workers, many of whom possess top-secret security clearances."

The editorial's bottom line:
It is highly doubtful, however, that American taxpayers are getting their money’s worth. The basic justification for outsourcing government work is to get a job done better and cheaper. Outsourcing intelligence does not appear to achieve either aim.
Read the entire article here to learn more about why.