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Current Event Cat of the Day: Booz Allen

Current Event Cat - Booz Allen

The firm Booz Allen Hamilton has fired Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old contractor who exposed the National Security Agency’s phone and Internet monitoring program. You would have thought he formally quit when he leaked top-secret documents and fled to Hong Kong, but no, he did not.

Booz Allen released a statement on Monday confirming that Snowden was, in fact, an employee of the firm stationed in Hawaii but for fewer than three months. Other items Booz Allen revealed? His salary and the fact that he was fired:

“Snowden, who had a salary at the rate of $122,000, was terminated June 10, 2013, for violations of the firm’s code of ethics and firm policy,” the company said in a statement. “We will work closely with our clients and authorities in their investigation of this matter.”

Booz Allen was reportedly “shocked” by the reports that one of its employees was the leaker of the NSA’s telephone and internet data collection program. And they’re probably pretty pissed too considering the firm gets 99% of its revenue from a variety of government contracts. Booz Allen is supposed to provide cyber security services and technical support for intelligence and defense agencies as well as civilian branches of government. Needless to say, shares of Booz Allen have been declining. I guess Snowden won’t be winning employee of the month any time soon.

Via: Current Event Cats & CNN

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