Monthly Archives: June 2013

BOOZ ALLEN ETC and the Washington Post






BOOZ ALLEN ETC and the Washington Post   The Washington Post has extensively covered Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old hacker hired by prime contractor Booz Allen Hamilton to work for the National Security Agency, who was given global access to online information that he then leaked. One question still unanswered, however, is how much material if any Snowden gave to the Post itself. Follow-up: what if… Read More

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BOOZ ALLEN ETC and subcontractors






BOOZ ALLEN ETC and subcontractors   Part of the fallout from the spectacular security breach at Booz Allen Hamilton itself–when its contractor Edward Snowden, hired at age 29 to monitor global classified security from inside a National Security Agency station in Hawaii, revealed the capabilities–is that the subcontractor who vetted Snowden for Booz Allen is being investigated. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? The subcontractor is northern-Virginia… Read More

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BOOZ ALLEN ETC and the Silver Line






BOOZ ALLEN ETC and the Silver Line In a possible sign of the times, Corporate Counsel reports that references to cyber-security in SEC filings have gone up in the past year. Citing a white paper by the business intelligence firm Intelligicize, the article also reports that cybersecurity is referred to as a risk factor more by telecommunications companies than by any other kind of company,… Read More

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BOOZ ALLEN ETC Continued






BOOZ ALLEN ETC Continued   Again, the point of the reminders below is not that the more things change, the more they stay the same. The point is that previous lessons need to be re-learned. Next-to-the-top echelons in the defense and security contracting world, effectively ensconced in government, do not tend to head for the door when an administration changes. The recent news that 29-year-old… Read More

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BOOZ ALLEN ETC Continued






BOOZ ALLEN ETC Continued   The June 2013 news that Booz Allen Hamilton entrusted a 29-year-old disaffected cyber-geek with oxymoronic global secrets, stationed him in Hawaii, and placed him under the supervision apparently of his girlfriend, should come as a surprise. Instead it comes as part of a familiar pattern. Ironies are too easy to find. To avoid belaboring the obvious, I’ll quote just one Booz Allen… Read More

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BOOZ ALLEN ETC






BOOZ ALLEN ETC The point of the re-posts below is not that the more things change, the more they stay the same. The point is that previous lessons have not been learned thoroughly enough. The incoming Obama administration had a lot on its plate in January 2009, but it still needed to clean house thoroughly.   Unfortunately, the next-to-the-top echelons in the defense and security… Read More

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