“The government learned of the leak after a reporter contacted an individual working at another government contractor seeking an opinion about the document. That person then contacted authorities, sparking the investigation.” From WaPo: Contractor charged in NSA document leak case. The name of the NSA-leaker who has been arrested is, rather remarkably, Reality Winner. (I hope we can add a comma between those two words before this is all over.)

+ The documents, leaked to The Intercept, were related to Russian efforts to hack voting machines ahead of the 2016 election. Here’s the report.

+ The Outline: This is how not to leak top secret documents.

+ “The vast majority of people who do the National Security Agency’s intercept work, who translate and analyze — most of them are fresh out of high school.” NBC News: How Did Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner Get Security Clearance?