America’s Shadow Empire – Business Week Cover

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The new cover of Business Week. Most Americans had never heard of the company Booz Allen (The company where Edward Snowden worked, whom btw is being charged with espionage) with over $5 Billion in revenue, and those who had never knew how important this company is to the heart of American intelligence.

Cited from the Business Week article—Booz Allen, the worlds most profitable spy organization.

As the Cold War set in, intensified, thawed, and was supplanted by global terrorism in the minds of national security strategists, the firm, now called Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), focused more and more on government work. In 2008 it split off its less lucrative commercial consulting arm—under the name Booz & Co.—and became a pure government contractor, publicly traded and majority-owned by private equity firm Carlyle Group (CG). In the fiscal year ended in March 2013, Booz Allen Hamilton reported $5.76 billion in revenue, 99 percent of which came from government contracts, and $219 million in net income. Almost a quarter of its revenue—$1.3 billion—was from major U.S. intelligence agencies.

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