Do you wonder how a deep-state group of more than 5,000 (mostly federal contractors) managed to lose control of a huge trove of international security hacking tools -- making everyone with a smartphone vulnerable to criminal, foreign and national hackers? Two months later, the big news (as always) is that Julian Assange and #Wikileaks told us and is moving to help FIX IT!
More than 1,200 government organizations and 1,931 private companies in 10,000 locations in the United States (reported in 2010) work on counter-terrorism, homeland security, and intelligence via 16 separate government agencies. The intelligence community as a whole includes 854,000 people holding top-secret clearances. According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, private contractors make up 29% of the workforce in the U.S. intelligence community and account for 49% of their personnel budgets.