Federal Contractor USIS Failed To Conduct Adequate Background Check

Last month US Senator Claire McCaskill announced at a Senate hearing, that government contractor USIS conducted a background check on Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor suspected of treason. In 2011 USIS performed a background investigation on Mr. Snowden for a security clearance; the company is now under criminal investigation for systemic failure to adequately conduct…

Background Checks for Utility Companies

Senator Charles Schumer (Democrat/NY) plans to introduce a bill to congress that will make it mandatory for all major utility companies and critical infrastructure plants to conduct background checks on workers with access to sensitive areas within the utilities. Currently, background checks are only conducted on nuclear power plant employees who have unescorted access to…