NSA Blowback for US Business with Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Senior Analyst Dan Castro and Award-winning columnist Dan Tynan. It has been five months since Edward Snowden and NSA operations such as PRISM first splashed across the front pages worldwide. During this period, the scope of the scandal has only grown through nearly weekly revelations of further NSA transgressions. While the golden rule of scandal management is prompt and full disclosure, the NSA scandal presents a challenge because of the classified nature of much of the information. As a result, the scandal has dragged on and in the process has eroded consumer confidence in the web and harmed US web enterprises.