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Jun 12, 2013
Jun 10, 2013

NSA leak prompts questions over U.S. reliance on contractors

WASHINGTON/BOSTON, June 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. government
may have to reconsider how much it relies on outside defense
contractors who are given top security clearances after an NSA
contractor exposed top-secret phone and internet surveillance
programs.

Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old systems technician at Booz
Allen Hamilton Holding Corp, admitted on Sunday that he
divulged details of the National Security Agency’s programs to
The Guardian and Washington Post.

Jun 10, 2013

NSA leak prompts calls for U.S. to reduce reliance on contractors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government may have to reconsider how much it relies on outside defense contractors who are given top security clearances, after an NSA contractor exposed top-secret phone and internet surveillance programs.

Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old systems technician at Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp, admitted on Sunday that he divulged details of the National Security Agency’s programs to the Guardian and Washington Post.

Jun 7, 2013
Jun 7, 2013

With troops and techies, U.S. prepares for cyber warfare

WASHINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) – On the site of a former
military golf course where President Dwight Eisenhower once
played, the future of U.S. warfare is rising in the shape of the
new $358 million headquarters for the military’s Cyber Command.

The command, based at Fort Meade, Maryland, about 25 miles
north of Washington, is rushing to add between 3,000 and 4,000
new cyber warriors under its wing by late 2015, more than
quadrupling its size.

Jun 6, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Jun 5, 2013

U.S. security agency scraps plan to allow small knives on planes

WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) – The top U.S. transportation
security official said on Wednesday that he had decided not to
permit passengers to carry small knives on airplanes, after
receiving a drumbeat of criticism from flight attendants and the
public that easing restrictions would increase flight dangers.

Transportation Security Administration head John Pistole,
who had proposed to loosen rules put in place in the wake of the
Sept. 11 hijackings, told Reuters he had decided to scrap the
changes.

May 23, 2013
May 22, 2013
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      "General assignment reporter in Washington, DC where she has previously covered the White House, Justice Department, Homeland Security and foreign affairs. Debbie has covered three presidential campaigns, including extensive coverage of Obama from 2007 through inauguration. Also worked in bureaus in Madrid, Bangkok, Montreal, Toronto, New York and Buenos Aires. In February she covered her fifth Olympics in Vancouver."
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