The revolving door of useful idiots swapping positions from the U.S. government to private industry is pandemic. It permeates every single industry; but especially banking, energy, war, food, medicine, prisons, and now surveillance. It's fascism, pure and simple, and it's time we start admitting it.
"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini.
We're already well aware of the revolving door at the Pentagon to keep the war machine going:
The latest example of the fascist revolving door involves privatized spying. Former NSA Chief and instigator of warrantless spying programs, Michael Hayden, publicly speaks out in favor of expanded spy powers, refers to privacy activists as Al Qaeda terrorists, and collects a paycheck from the Chertoff Group.