NSA Morale

2018-01-09T11:58:52
ID SCHNEIER:844347B2DE2036B8604072F09A144A0E
Type schneier
Reporter Bruce Schneier
Modified 2018-01-09T11:58:52

Description

The Washington Post is reporting that poor morale at the NSA is causing a significant talent shortage. A November New York Times article said much the same thing.

The articles point to many factors: the recent reorganization, low pay, and the various leaks. I have been saying for a while that the Shadow Brokers leaks have been much more damaging to the NSA -- both to morale and operating capabilities -- than Edward Snowden. I think it'll take most of a decade for them to recover.