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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:25 AM

Snooping makes an easy road to riches [View all]

Sam Pizzigati
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:32pm

... The Obama administrationís top intelligence official, James Clapper, just happens to be a former Booz Allen exec. George W. Bushís intelligence chief, Mike McConnell, now serves as Booz Allenís vice chairman.

All these revolving doors connect enormously lucrative worlds. Three years ago, the top five Booz Allen execs together pocketed just under $20 million. They averaged 23 times what members of Congress take home.

But the real windfalls are flowing to the Carlyle Group, Booz Allenís parent company. In 2011, Carlyleís top three power suits shared a combined payday of over $400 million ...

Protecting privacy in a dangerous world will never be easy. But weíll never have even a shot at protecting privacy until we take the profit out of violating it. Ending windfalls for contractors would be the logical place to start.


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