“My advice would be to take everything you think Snowden has and get it out yourself,” Bobby R. Inman told the Times. “It would certainly be a shock to the agency. But bad news doesn’t get better with age. The sooner they get it out and put it behind them, the faster they can begin to rebuild.”
Inman led the NSA from 1977 to 1981 — right after the Church Committee investigation into NSA domestic spying — so he knows plenty about rebuilding.