Learning More about the NSA

So by now I’m sure you’ve heard about PRISM and the other surveillance programs run by the NSA. You may even know about the NSA’s $2 Billion data center in Utah that is under construction. But perhaps it’s time you start reading up on NSA itself, its latest missions, its powerful leaders, and its budgetary clout.

To that end, James Bamford has written an excellent piece for Wired about the NSA and its General. And who is James Bamford, you ask? Well, he’s the man who literally written the book, er, books about the NSA. And he’s also the subject of a profile in The New Yorker.

However you feel about the surveillance, the NSA, cyberwarfare, and terrorism, you should definitely read up on the subjects. This is a great place to start.

EDIT: James Bamford is doing an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) on Reddit, if you want to learn more.