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Booz Allen hires former FBI director Mueller to review personnel processes

Attorney and former FBI Director Robert Mueller is seen on the right. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

WASHINGTON — McLean, Virginia-based consulting contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, which employed both Edward Snowden and, more recently Harold Martin, who is accused of stealing vast amounts of classified information from the National Security Agency, says it has brought on former FBI Director Robert Mueller to conduct an external review.

Mueller, who served as FBI director from 2001 to 2013, will review the firm’s security, personnel and management processes and practices, Booz Allen said in a statement.

Mueller’s review started Oct. 19.

“We are committed to doing our part to detect potential insider threats, which are complex and constantly evolving,” Craig Veith, vice president of external relations at Booz Allen said, in a statement.

“This external review is the right thing to do. We are an organization that prides itself on constant learning. If there are areas where Booz Allen can improve, we will address them,” he said.

Last month, Martin was charged with stealing as much as 50 terabytes of classified information while working for Booz Allen as an National Security Agency contractor

Booz Allen has about 23,000 employees around the world, and annual revenue of $5.41 billion, $3.9 billion of which comes from defense and intelligence consulting.

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