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The Guardian revealed the identity of the source behind the recent NSA leak at his request over the weekend. Edward Snowden is a former CIA employee who most recently worked for contractor Booz Allen. The disclosure of Snowden's identity is renewing questions about the growth of contractors within the government and whether they're relied on too heavily in the field of national security. We consider the implications of this latest revelation.

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