A former senior NSA executive and current whistleblower, Thomas Drake has reported on waste, fraud, abuse, and violations of the Fourth Amendment. He was later indicted under the Espionage Act but was later exonerated of all ten felony charges. In 2011, he received the Sam Adams award.
- “NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake Prevails Against Charges in Unprecedented Obama Admin Crackdown,” Interview. Democracy Now! 21 March 2012.
- “Leaks and the Law: The Story of Thomas Drake” by David Wise. Smithsonian Magazine. August 2011.
- “The Secret Sharer” by Jane Mayer. The New Yorker. 23 May 2011.