Booz Allen: NSA Leaker Committed ‘Grave Violation’ Of Firm’s ‘Code Of Ethics And Core Values’

The contracting firm Booz Allen Hamilton has issued a statement in response to the revelation that one of its employees — Edward Snowden — has leaked reams of classified surveillance materials to the media.

“Booz Allen can confirm that Edward Snowden, 29, has been an employee of our firm for less than 3 months, assigned to a team in Hawaii,” the statement reads. “News reports that this individual has claimed to have leaked classified information are shocking, and if accurate, this action represents a grave violation of the code of conduct and core values of our firm. We will work closely with our clients and authorities in their investigation of this matter.”


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