Well that didn’t take long. It took precisely two hours for damage control #1 to hit following the PRISM-blower’s self-revelation. Edward Snowden’s current employer – Booz Allen – has very rapidly issued a statement distancing itself from this lone rogue data assassin.
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.
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.