updates:05/23/2017; 05/22/2017 (See also Snowden section on this website)` The Atlantic:  Where is the investigation into financial corruption at the NSA. By Conor Friedersdorf (10/23/2014)  Note: This is an excellent article well worth reading.  Many thanks to Conor Friedersdorf for putting it together, and the investigators and whistleblowers brought to our attention in the article.  On the author:  CONOR FRIEDERSDORF is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction. Excerpt: Earlier this year, when Keith Alexander resigned as head of the National Security Agency, he began trying to cash in on expertise he'd gained while in government, pitching himself as a security consultant who could protect Wall Street banks and other large corporations from cyber-attacks by hackers or foreign governments. Early reports focused on the eye-popping price tag for his services…Once again, there is no hard evidence of impropriety and plenty of questions raised. The NSA is presented to the American people as an agency on the front lines of preventing terrorism at a time when tracking global threats is overwhelming. Yet officials at the very top of the agency purportedly have enough free time, while holding ostensibly high- pressure national-security jobs, to invest in surveillance companies, develop multiple patents, moonlight for a private consulting firm that serves the financial industry, and operate multiple side-businesses. I haven't seen so many red flags since Beijing hosted the Summer Olympics. … Names in article:  Keith Alexander, retired head of NSA; Rep. Alan Grayson;  Investigative journalist; Jason Leopold; SA's Chief Technical Officer, Patrick Dowd; Teresa Shea; James Shea; Senator Dianne Feinstein, the chairman of the Senate committee that oversees the intelligence agency;  William Binney Companies discussed or referred to:  IronNet Cybersecurity Inc.; Pericom Semiconductor;  Datascension, Inc.;  RF Micro Devices designs; Oplnet LLC; SIGINT contracting firm - DRS Signal Solutions Inc Links in this article: partnership/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=maybe-nsa-moonlighting-is-another- name-for-public-private-partnership agency?utm_term=.viXwweK7v#.yxNXXrw0n
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