A government contractor who was arrested in August is accused of taking top secret computer code designed to help the U.S. hack into foreign government computer networks. Harold Thomas Martin, 51, worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, the same private consulting company that had employed Edward Snowden, who released a slew of confidential data to journalists in 2013.
“I don’t expect it to stop, although episodes like this will always bring criticism down on the agencies for doing it,” said Gordon Adams, a fellow at the Stimson Center. “They have become the right hand of the intelligence labor force over the past decade.”
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