Thursday, January 05, 2006

Fired NSA Analyst Offers To Testify To Congress

From the Washington Times via The Drudge Report:
A former National Security Agency official wants to tell Congress about electronic intelligence programs that he asserts were carried out illegally by the NSA and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Russ Tice, a whistleblower who was dismissed from the NSA last year, stated in letters to the House and Senate intelligence committees that he is prepared to testify about highly classified Special Access Programs, or SAPs, that were improperly carried out by both the NSA and the DIA.
Tice was fired in May, 2005. He reportedly suspected that a co-worker was a Chinese spy. When Tice reiterated his suspicions two years after the initial investigation, his security clearance was pulled following a psychiatric evaluation.

Tice reportedly first sent letters to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees in mid-December.

Also posted at The Jawa Report.