(born 1957) is a former senior executive of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and a decorated United States Air Force and United States Navy veteran. He has experience with computer software, linguistics, management, and leadership. He is also a whistleblower. In 2010 the government alleged that he 'mishandled' documents, one of the few such Espionage Act cases in U.S. history. His defenders claim that he was instead being persecuted for challenging the Trailblazer Project. He is the 2011 recipient of the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling and co-recipient of the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) award.
DemocracyNow.org - National Security Agency whistleblower ThomasDrake faces 35 years in prison on espionage charges for allegedly leaking information to the press about the NSA's... - 05.18.2011, YouTube
ThomasDrake, former NSA employee who was accused of felony espionage charges when he shared information about wasteful government spending with The Baltimore Sun newspaper, was... - 07.19.2011, YouTube