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July 20th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Contractors doing spy's work in post 9/11 world

(CNN) – A two year investigation by the Washington Post, “Top Secret America”, analyzed the United States’ security universe created after 9/11 and concluded it may be too large to be effective. In the second part of the investigation, the paper examined how the government farms out intelligence work to private contractors despite federal rules prohibiting them to do so. Dana Priest reported the story with William Arkin and joined us on Tuesday’s American Morning to explain. Watch Video

Read Dana's article: National Security Inc.

Filed under: Homeland Security
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  1. Smith in Oregon

    A terrible depraved direction for America. Creating a huge Shadow Government that appears to be above the democratically elected American Government and adding a percentage of the Shadow Government with top secret clearance or higher operations, programs and projects to outside private contractors who are outside Congressional control and oversight!

    Bad and potentially even worse for the American people when a world at peace would directly result in severe cut-backs in this enormous taxpayer dollar gulping 'Dept. of Homeland Security' with 800,000 managers at top secret or higher clearance, 2.4 Million or more employees. The chances are 'extremely high' this Shadow Government would 'create' one or two War's simply to extend it's continued existence rather than go out quietly in the night.

    July 22, 2010 at 7:11 am |