Booz Allen Hamilton

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Booz Allen Hamilton is a US private consulting firm based in McLean, Virginia.[1]In 2012 Booz Allen reported $5.86bn in revenue.[2]

The New York Times reported in June 2013 that $1.3bn of the firm's revenue comes from intelligence contracts. The firm's most recent financial report boasts that 70% of its 25,000 employees hold a government security clearance, “of which 49% were top secret or higher”.[2]

Booz Allen and ODNI

in 2004, Booz Allen senior vice president R. James Woolsey called for the creation of a new position of Director of National Intelligence. As of 2013, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has been headed by former Booz Allen executives for five out of its eight years of existence.[3]

Booz Allen vice-president John “Mike” McConnell is a former US Director of National Intelligence. McConnell’s successor, retired general James Clapper, is a former Booz Allen executive.[2]

Whistleblower contractor

In June 2013 Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old IT contractor who had worked for Booz Allen for three months, exposed massive domestic surveillance by the National Security Agency.[4]


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  1. About, Booz Allen Hamilton, accessed 10 December 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Spencer Ackerman, Snowden leak shines light on US intelligence agencies' use of contractors, The Guardian, 10 June 2013 20.21 BST
  3. Pratap Chatterjee, Edward Snowden and the National Security Industrial Complex, CorpWatch, 17 June 2013.
  4. Julian Borger, Booz Allen Hamilton: Edward Snowden's US contracting firm, 9 June 2013, acc 12 June 2013