Skip to comments.Booz Allen Hamilton: Edward Snowden's US contracting firm
Posted on 06/09/2013 8:45:08 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen
Booz Allen Hamilton, Edward Snowden's employer, is one of America's biggest security contractors and a significant part of the constantly revolving door between the US intelligence establishment and the private sector.
The current of director of national intelligence (DNI), James Clapper, who issued a stinging attack on the intelligence leaks this weekend, is a former Booz Allen executive. The firm's current vice-chairman, Mike McConnell, was DNI under the George W Bush administration. He worked for the Virginia-based company before taking the job, and returned to the firm after leaving it. The company website says McConnell is responsible for its "rapidly expanding cyber business".
James Woolsey, a former CIA director was also a Booz Allen vice-president, and Melissa Hathaway, another former company executive also once worked as the top aide on cybersecurity to McConnell when he was DNI. The company headquarters in the leafy Washington suburb of McLean in northern Virginia, close to CIA headquarters and home to former and current intelligence officers.
The company marketing is heavily oriented towards handling its client computer systems needs. Under the heading "improving public safety with analytics", it offers expertise in helping cope with large amount of collected data. In a line that reflects some of the functions Snowden performed for the NSA, the Booz Allen Hamilton said its expertise in analytics "enables organizations to process, interpret, and use massive data stores in weeks or months".
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Mike McConnell any kin to Mitch?
Internal Revenue Service
In 1998, Booz Allen was chosen to help the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) modernize and shed its reputation for dismal customer service. The firm developed a strategy for the IRS to reshuffle its 100,000 employees into units focused on particular taxpayer categories: individuals, charities, businesses and so on. “We made some very dramatic changes in the way the IRS is organized,” said CEO Ralph Shrader. (Reports from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) have pointed to mixed results, including poor management of the IRS’s IT portfolio and contractors.)
Wow, had no idea my intuition would materialize in such a way.:^)
Not that I know of...
Harvey Balls, a visualization tool, were created by Harvey Poppel when he worked for Booz Allen Hamilton. Now, Ed Snowden shows the real thing.
Booz Allen are the sumbiches that hamstrung Amoco so badly they had to give it to BP 0f the UK. They are crooked as a dogs leg.
Somehow, the lefties will connect Booz-Allen with Dick Cheney, Blackwater, and Halliburton, and say this was all a plot to discredit Pres. Obama even though Barry didn’t know anything about the NSA/IRS/Benghazi scandal.
See, that’s the thing.
Booze and all companies like them may lean a little left or right, or not.
The big thing is that they outlast Presidents.
Oh, trust me, the entire atmosphere at Booz is Center-Left. . .
I worked there, hated it. . .