NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been a Hawaii-stationed employee of security contractor Booz Allen Hamilton for less than three months.
The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, the Guardian reports.
Snowden is interviewed by journalist and blogger Glenn Greenwald in a nearly 13-minute video made available on the Guardian’s website.
Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell.
From the moment he decided to disclose numerous top-secret documents to the public, he was determined not to opt for the protection of anonymity according to the Guardian, which after several days of interviews revealed his identity at his request.
“I have no intention of hiding who I am because I know I have done nothing wrong,” Snowden said, according to the UK paper that broke his revelations about the extent of National Security Agency spying on Internet usage in a top secret program code-named “Prism.”