[ISN] USIS That Vetted Snowden Under Investigation; Booz Allen Hamilton Overlooked Snowden Resume Discrepancies

http://www.ibtimes.com/usis-vetted-snowden-under-investigation-booz-allen-hamilton-overlooked-snowden-resume-discrepancies By Amrutha Gayathri International Business Times June 21 2013 A private company that conducted a background check in 2011 on Edward Snowden, the former defense contractor who leaked sensitive information about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, has been under federal investigation for the past several months, a government watchdog testified at a Senate hearing on Thursday. Patrick McFarland, inspector general of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, or OPM, said at a Senate hearing that the security clearance check for Snowden, carried out by a Northern Virginia-based private firm, USIS, may have been faulty, Associated Press reported. McFarland declined to reveal the reason or nature of the probe against USIS, which was established in 1996 as a result of the privatization of the investigative branch of OPM, a federal agency. USIS undertakes contracts from OPM to conduct background checks for more than 95 federal agencies and currently has 100 federal contracts, according to the company website. […] _______________________________________________ ISN mailing list ISN@lists.infosecnews.org http://lists.infosecnews.org/mailman/listinfo/isn_lists.infosecnews.org