Spy contractors moonlight for corporations

nsaAn estimated 70 percent of the National Security Administration’s budget goes to private contractors. Some of these contractors moonlight for large corporations, and use their expertise to discredit and subvert labor unions, consumer advocates and environmentalists.

The distinction between enemies of the United States, political opponents of the government and critics of big business would be hard to maintain in any case.   Outsourcing of national security and intelligence work makes it worse.

Click on Few Consequences When Cybersecurity Contractors Go Bad for an example of this. (Hat tip to Daniel Brandt).

Click on The World of American Informers and Agents Provocateurs for more examples.  [Added 6/29/13]

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