July 19, 2017
National Security Agency, NSA

Common Sense Ways to Stop Leaks at the NSA – and Your Organization

UNCLASSIFIED/SENSITIVE/EMBARRASSING I worked at the NSA for four years after 9/11 as an Arabic linguist. I’m proud of the work I did there. It included three […]
July 26, 2017
big brother

Big Brother May Be Watching, But He’s Not Your Biggest Concern

The concept of “Big Brother” comes originally from George Orwell’s novel 1984, where the term describes the all-knowing, all-seeing leader of the fictional nation of Oceania. […]
November 30, 2017

What Happens When an NSA Agent Decides to Spy on You?

As a former NSA agent I can tell you, the answer is, it depends on who you are! I worked at the NSA as an Arabic […]
January 17, 2018

How to Keep a Spy: Retention Issues in the Intelligence World … and Beyond

A January 2, 2018 article in the Washington Post, entitled “NSA’s top talent is leaving because of low pay, slumping morale and unpopular reorganization” pretty much […]