from the how-this-works dept
Earlier this year, we noted that government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton had been making the rounds ringing up the moral panic over "cyberterrorism,"
without any significant evidence of it actually existing in any real form. The key to all of this was the hiring of former director of national intelligence Michael McConnell as a VP, whose main job seems to be scaring the press into repeating Booz Allen fear mongering talking points
and attributing them to him without even bothering to mention that he's employed by a company that is making a ton of money from this fear mongering. And, boy, has Booz Allen raked in the money. Since the fear mongering began, the firm has secured at least hundreds of millions of dollars
Of course, that's good for the firm, but what about its investors? Well, now that it's scared the government and the public into handing over all this cash, it looks like its investors want to cash out. The company has now announced plans for an IPO
so they can walk off with the cash, built off of scaring the public over a supposed threat for which they have little actual evidence. What a deal!