[ISN] Shortcuts Seen by Firm Doing Security Checks

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/28/us/pressure-reported-in-rush-to-meet-security-clearances-including-edward-snowden-and-aaron-alexis.html By TRIP GABRIEL The New York Times September 27, 2013 The calls and e-mails from top executives came toward the end of each month, former managers at USIS recalled. The company needed to swiftly complete investigating security clearances for the government in order to reach its monthly revenue goal, the managers said they were told. Finally, there was an order: “Flush” everything you’ve got. The directive to give quick final approval of background investigations without reviewing them for quality