Other U.S. government agencies were also affected.
A federal grand jury has indicted a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor for stealing national defense information over the past 20 years.
The indictment (PDF) alleges that Harold Thomas Martin, 52, collected a number of government secrets while employed as a private contractor for various government agencies. He began lifting the documents in December 1993 and continued to do so until 27 August 2016. The FBI arrested Martin less than two months after that.
The documents stolen by Martin pertain to multiple U.S. government agencies. More than half of the 20 items for which the man is being charged relate to the NSA. Many of those papers contain information on the intelligence organization’s digital techniques and computer network operations (CNO) capabilities.