Post-Snowden NSA may cut down on number of “sysadmins”

One of the mysteries of the Prism data collection controversy is how Edward Snowden, an IT guy and not an agent after all, had access to all the stuff he leaked. But, the National Security Agency will be cutting 90 percent of its systems administrators and automating many of their tasks, according to Reuters. NSA Director Keith Alexander disclosed the plan — without mentioning Snowden by name — Thursday¬†at a cybersecurity conference in New York. Alexander was, in essence, restating plans that others at the agency have already laid out.

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