Survey says: Snowden hurt national security
- By Washington Technology staff
- Aug 12, 2013
A survey conducted by ClearanceJobs.com showed that 75 percent of defense community professionals think Edward Snowden’s disclosures have been harmful to national security, according to FCW.
Forty percent of the 300 professionals surveyed held a Defense Department secret clearance, and 60 percent identified themselves as senior-level career professionals with over 10 years of experience, FCW reported.
Seventy percent doubted that Snowden’s actions were an act of conscience, with 83 percent saying that they would not grant him asylum if they were in charge of such a decision. Results weren’t as one-sided when it came to being asked if the clearance investigation process was flawed, with 44 percent saying no, 26 percent saying yes, and 30 percent saying they weren’t sure, FCW reported.