Survey says: Snowden hurt national security

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.

Reader Comments

Tue, Aug 13, 2013 Amjad Wyne

Of course, that will be the reaction from a community that gets its lifeline from defense and security spending. The challenge for the rest of the nation is to find a balance between what goes on under the defense and security umbrellas and the larger picture for which this nation created the defense and the security umbrellas.

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