NSA forces out workers accused of allowing whistleblower Edward Snowden to gain access to classified info

Edward Snowden

NBC News reports that the status of two NSA workers is under review after the agency released a memo [PDF] implicating them in the Edward Snowden leaks. One civilian NSA staffer resigned after being stripped of his security clearance, accused of allowing Snowden to use his personal log-in credentials to access classified information

In addition, an active duty member of the U.S. military and a contractor have been barred from accessing National Security Agency facilities after they were “implicated” in actions that may have aided Snowden, the memo states. Their status is now being reviewed by their employers, the memo says.

The Feb. 10 memo, sent to congressional intelligence and judiciary committees this week, provides the first official account of a sweeping NSA internal inquiry aimed at identifying intelligence officials and contractors who may been responsible for one of the biggest security breaches in U.S. history. The memo is unclassified but labeled “for official use only.”

Read: Exclusive: Snowden Swiped Password From NSA Coworker. [NBC News]