NSA feeling "down;" morale is "bad overall" from Snowden revelationsSubmitted by SteveMT on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:32
[No mention of guilt, only feeling low.]
NSA morale down after Edward Snowden revelations, former U.S. officials say
December 7, 2013
Morale has taken a hit at the National Security Agency in the wake of controversy over the agency’s surveillance activities, according to former officials who say they are dismayed that President Obama has not visited the agency to show his support.
A White House spokeswoman, Caitlin Hayden, noted that top White House officials have been to the agency to “express the president’s support and appreciation for all that NSA does to keep us safe.”
It is not clear whether or when Obama might travel the 23 miles up the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to visit Fort Meade, the NSA’s headquarters in Maryland, but agency employees are privately voicing frustration at what they perceive as White House ambivalence amid the pounding the agency has taken from critics.