Tuesday, December 13, 2016

NSA suffering morale problems

Quite frankly, this is no surprise:
Low morale at the National Security Agency is causing some of the agency’s most talented people to leave in favor of private sector jobs, former NSA Director Keith Alexander told a room full of journalism students, professors and cybersecurity executives Tuesday. The retired general and other insiders say a combination of economic and social factors — including negative press coverage — have played a part.

“I do hear that people are increasingly leaving in large numbers and it is a combination of things that start with [morale] and there’s now much more money on the outside,” Alexander said. “I am honestly surprised that some of these people in cyber companies make up to seven figures. That’s five times what the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff makes. Right? And these are people that are 32 years old.”
Note that General Alexander left NSA a couple years back, charging a cool $1M a month for his (no doubt valuable) consulting services.  Perhaps Alexander is just jealous that they're doing it younger than he did.

I remember my days there.  We had absolutely no doubt that we were the Good Guys, and that we were protecting the American people.  Of course, that was long before the Agency went feral.


Old NFO said...

Yep, it's now a PC agency, with promotion based on gender or 'identity', not performance...

matism said...

Maybe now they are finally deciding to honor their oath of "office" to the Constitution, and realizing they cannot do that while remaining in the employ of those treasonous maggot bastards.

Borepatch said...

matism, I don't think that civilian employees take an oath.

matism said...

Yes they do. I even had to take one as a civilian Navy employee, and then again as a civilian NASA employee. SEVERAL times. And the swill damning Snowden claim he VIOLATED that oath, even though he was never a civilian employee of NSA, but instead was a contractor employee. They ALSO take a similar oath. Which Snowden actually honored, merely exposing the treason by the NSA.

matism said...

Heck, even Brevard County School Board employees take a similar oath:

Exact wording will differ based on the occupation, but the intent remains the same.