Spies for Hire

Spies for Hire

The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Reveals the formidable organization of intelligence outsourcing that has developed between the U.S. government and private companies since 9/11, in a report that reveals how approximately seventy percent of the nation's funding for top-secret tasks is now being funneled to higher-cost third-party contractors.

Simon and Schuster
Now in paperback, and with a new, updated Afterword, this acclaimed investigative report is the first to expose the massive outsourcing of top-secret intelligence activities in the wake of 9/11.

A major story the government doesn’t want us to know about: Almost everything about the outsourcing of spying activities is classified. Shorrock lifts the veil off this disturb- ing story for the first time.

Vital tasks outsourced: Running spy networks overseas, interrogating enemy prisoners, eavesdropping on phone calls, tracking al Qaeda operatives, analyzing intelligence— these vital tasks, traditionally performed by government, are now being outsourced to companies answerable to investors rather than to Congress. 

Authoritative: Shorrock has spent four years researching this new phenomenon, drawing on interviews, government documents, and industry contacts. He takes readers inside the intelligence contracting industry, which is worth more than $50 billion a year.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780743282253
0743282256
9780743282246
0743282248
Characteristics: 439 p. ; 24 cm

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