In June 2013, United States (US) government contractor Edward Snowden arranged for journalists at The Guardian to release classified information detailing US government surveillance programs. While this release caused the public to decry the scope and privacy concerns of these surveillance systems, Snowden's actions also caused the US Congress to critique how Snowden got a security clearance allowing him access to sensitive information in the first place.
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- technical communication
- background investigations
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- Security clearances--Law and legislation--United States--Evaluation.
- Security clearances
- National security--Law and legislation--United States--Evaluation.
- National Security
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2017Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-213)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: English