Mole hunt updates.
It's still unclear who the Shadow Brokers' source was, but a third NSA employee entered a guilty plea Friday to willful retention of classified information. Nghia Hoang Pho removed classified material from NSA between 2010 and March 2015. Pho's computer is the much-discussed one whose Kaspersky software pulled highly classified files. Sources say Pho took the classified material home so he could use it to help rewrite his resume (New York Times).
Another alleged mole in custody, Reality Winner, was this week denied pre-trial release. Ms Winner, former Air Force, former NSA, and former NSA contractor, faces Federal charges related to her alleged attempt to pass highly classified material to the Intercept (Military Times).
An inspector general's report this week found that US Defense Department programs for monitoring and controlling privileged access to sensitive information are still wanting, even post-Snowden (Fifth Domain). The report may be read in its entirety here. Challenge 4, "Increasing Cybersecurity and Cyber Capabilities," and Challenge 8, "Ensuring Ethical Conduct," are particularly interesting.