Thursday, June 20, 2013
Carlyle Group Affiliates & Edward Snowden
The Carlyle Group's purchase of Booz Allen Hamilton infected the firm's culture, according to one ex-employee. Edward Snowden, a Booz Allen Hamilton employee, revealed the extent of government secret spying on Americans. This revelation angered America's greed and power class. A rash of retaliatory measures are underway to get at Snowden..
One group garnering blame is USIS, the security contractor that performed Snowden's background check. USIS is a former Carlyle Group affiliate. Carlyle selected Washington, D.C. for its PEU headquarters based on access to power.
How many more Carlyle affiliates touched the Snowden leak? Carlyle owned companies in the data center business. Did any serve as NSA contractors?
Update 9-28-13: USIS is under scrutiny for seemingly flawed background checks.
Posted by PEU Report/State of the Division at 10:12 PM