- NSA contractor arrest highlights challenge of insider threat. From Washington Times. The arrest of a National Security Agency contractor for allegedly stealing classified information was the second known case of a government contractor being publicly accused of removing secret data from theintelligence agency since 2013.
The latest arrest came despite efforts to reform security after the Edward Snowden disclosures, especially in regards to insider threats.
Harold Thomas Martin III, 51, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, was arrested by the FBI in August after federal prosecutors say he illegally removed highly classified information and stored the material in his home and car. A defense attorney said Martin did not intend to betray his country.