BALTIMORE - Former National Security Agency analysts who had complained about waste and mismanagement want authorities to return computers seized from their homes.
The four plaintiffs named in the motion filed in U.S. District Court this week include Thomas Drake, a former NSA executive who admitted giving information to The Baltimore Sun about a government electronic espionage program. He had been charged with felony espionage, but the other three weren't charged.
Drake tells The Baltimore Sun that the FBI has seven of his computers and backup drives that contain personal records and photos. The four say the government is refusing to return the computers because they contain drafts of a blueprint for a private consulting business to help companies mine information from large databases. ( http://bsun.md/tqbXVc)
The Department of Justice declined to comment.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com
(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
A man broke the world record by riding a Ferris wheel.
Something unusual: Acupuncture for ailing sea turtles. (Photos)
Fans have hooked up RG3 and his fiancee for their wedding.
Seth MacFarlane makes his decision on hosting next year's Oscars.