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

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/09/usa-security-nsa-leaks-idUSL1N0G92CU20130809
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.

NSA poobah denies massive spying on U.S. citizens

The National Security Agency director Keith Alexander denied that the intelligence agency keeps massive dossiers on all U.S. citizens, a contention made recently by three former NSA hands and his denial sparked yet another spat in this ongoing controversy.