The National Security Agency (NSA), after the leaks divulged by security contractor Edward Snowden, has decided to eliminate 90% of its system administrators in order to reduce "the number of people with access to secret information." Incidentally, by being this concerned about future security leaks, the NSA is indirectly stating that the spying allegations may actually be true.
Keith Alexander, the director of the NSA, the U.S. spy agency charged with monitoring foreign electronic communications, told a cybersecurity conference in New York City that automating much of the work would improve security.
"What we're in the process of doing - not fast enough - is reducing our system administrators by about 90 percent," he said.
The remarks came as the agency is facing scrutiny after Snowden, who had been one of about 1,000 system administrators who help run the agency's networks, leaked classified details about surveillance programs to the press.
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