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Tech firms seek prized Washington asset

Major players are bolstering their ranks with former govt employees holding top-secret and higher clearances needed to share classified information

Gerrit De Vynck Nafeesa Syeed & Chris Strohm | Bloomberg 

Under siege for letting their platforms be co-opted by Russian hackers during the 2016 election, Silicon Valley companies are learning what many businesses with interests in Washington have long known: It pays to have staff with government security clearances. Major players in technology are bolstering their workforces with former government employees holding top-secret and higher clearances needed to share classified information, as congressional probes and a federal investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller continue to unearth information about Russia’s meddling ...

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First Published: Tue, October 24 2017. 02:00 IST
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