The New York Times has heard a description of Edward Snowden’s résumé. According to the paper the résumé clearly shows that Snowden possessed “hacking skills,” and that he acquired them while working as an intelligence contractor.
The Times article goes on to say:
In an age when terabytes of data can be stashed inside palm-size devices, the new details about Mr. Snowden’s training and assignments underscore the challenges that the N.S.A. faces in recruiting a new generation of free-spirited computer experts with diverse political views.