Rather Than Not Spying On Everyone, NSA Is Getting Rid Of 90% Of Its Sysadmins
from the you're-doing-it-wrong dept
"What we're in the process of doing - not fast enough - is reducing our system administrators by about 90 percent."Considering that sophisticated techies aren't very interested in working for the NSA these days, perhaps it all works out for them. But, really, another option for avoiding an Ed Snowden like situation might be -- and I'm just tossing this out for suggestion -- is to not spy on everyone and then not lie to Congress and the American public about it. Just a little tiny suggestion.
Also, this more or less confirms what was fairly obvious (due to the NSA leaks by Snowden) that sysadmins have near universal access in the NSA's system, and the recent claims that "only 35 analysts" had access to key information was -- as James Clapper liked to say -- one of those "least untruthful" claims coming out of the intelligence community.