How Private Contractors Have Created a Shadow NSA
Source: The Nation
A new cybersecurity elite moves between government and private practice, taking state secrets with them.
About a year ago, I wangled a media invitation to a “leadership dinner” in northern Virginia sponsored by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. INSA is a powerful but little-known coalition established in 2005 by companies working for the National Security Agency. In recent years, it has become the premier organization for the men and women who run the massive cyberintelligence-industrial complex that encircles Washington, DC.