Edward Loomis – Intelligence, Leaker

Edward-LoomisEdward Loomis worked as an NSA cryptologist from 1964 to 2001. Prior to the 9/11 attacks, Loomis unsuccessfully lobbied the agency to adopt a sophisticated data-collection program — nicknamed “ThinThread” — to monitor foreign Internet traffic going through the United States. Loomis, who later became the target of a Justice Department investigation into leaks of classified data, told FRONTLINE that had ThinThread been in place before 9/11, the attacks may have been averted. He spoke to FRONTLINE’s Jim Gilmore and Mike Wiser on Dec. 12, 2013.worked as an NSA cryptologist from 1964 to 2001. Prior to the 9/11 attacks, Loomis unsuccessfully lobbied the agency to adopt a sophisticated data-collection program — nicknamed “ThinThread” — to monitor foreign Internet traffic going through the United States. Loomis, who later became the target of a Justice Department investigation into leaks of classified data, told FRONTLINE that had ThinThread been in place before 9/11, the attacks may have been averted. He spoke to FRONTLINE’s Jim Gilmore and Mike Wiser on Dec. 12, 2013.Edward-LoomisEdward Loomis worked as an NSA cryptologist from 1964 to 2001. Prior to the 9/11 attacks, Loomis unsuccessfully lobbied the agency to adopt a sophisticated data-collection program — nicknamed “ThinThread” — to monitor foreign Internet traffic going through the United States. Loomis, who later became the target of a Justice Department investigation into leaks of classified data, told FRONTLINE that had ThinThread been in place before 9/11, the attacks may have been averted. He spoke to FRONTLINE’s Jim Gilmore and Mike Wiser on Dec. 12, 2013.worked as an NSA cryptologist from 1964 to 2001. Prior to the 9/11 attacks, Loomis unsuccessfully lobbied the agency to adopt a sophisticated data-collection program — nicknamed “ThinThread” — to monitor foreign Internet traffic going through the United States. Loomis, who later became the target of a Justice Department investigation into leaks of classified data, told FRONTLINE that had ThinThread been in place before 9/11, the attacks may have been averted. He spoke to FRONTLINE’s Jim Gilmore and Mike Wiser on Dec. 12, 2013.Edward-LoomisEdward Loomis worked as an NSA cryptologist from 1964 to 2001. Prior to the 9/11 attacks, Loomis unsuccessfully lobbied the agency to adopt a sophisticated data-collection program — nicknamed “ThinThread” — to monitor foreign Internet traffic going through the United States. Loomis, who later became the target of a Justice Department investigation into leaks of classified data, told FRONTLINE that had ThinThread been in place before 9/11, the attacks may have been averted. He spoke to FRONTLINE’s Jim Gilmore and Mike Wiser on Dec. 12, 2013.worked as an NSA cryptologist from 1964 to 2001. Prior to the 9/11 attacks, Loomis unsuccessfully lobbied the agency to adopt a sophisticated data-collection program — nicknamed “ThinThread” — to monitor foreign Internet traffic going through the United States. Loomis, who later became the target of a Justice Department investigation into leaks of classified data, told FRONTLINE that had ThinThread been in place before 9/11, the attacks may have been averted. He spoke to FRONTLINE’s Jim Gilmore and Mike Wiser on Dec. 12, 2013.

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