Host George Stephanopoulos asked Alexander if the government knew how Snowden was able to leave Hawaii with the materials he’d taken.

“Clearly the system did not work as it should have,” Alexander said. “This is an individual with top secret clearance whose duty it was to administer these networks. He betrayed that confidence and stole some of our secrets. We are now putting in place actions that would give us the ability to track our system administrators, what they’re doing, what they’re taking, a two-man rule. We’ve changed the passwords. But at the end of the day, we have to trust that our people are going to do the right thing. This is an extremely important mission defending our country.”

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