Security clearances at a glance
- By Michael Hardy
- Jun 11, 2013
Edward Snowden, the self-identified whistleblower who leaked documents about the National Security Agency's PRISM surveillance program, is a contractor employee with a security clearance -- one of several million government and contractor employees with access to secret information. Here's a quick look at how many others there are, as of Oct. 1, 2012, in thousands. (Note: The "secret" category also includes "confidential.")
SOURCE: Office of the Director of National Intelligence Report on Security Clearance Determinations for fiscal year 2012. (Click here to read the full report.)
Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.