Contractor Who Cleared NSA Leaker Faces Criminal Probe

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT) -- The contractor that performed background checks on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, himself a contracted employee, is under criminal investigation for failing to complete security clearance investigations, Sen. Claire McCaskill said during a Senate oversight hearing Thursday.

US Investigations Services, LLC, the contractor that performs 65 percent of security clearance background checks on behalf of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, has been under criminal investigation since 2011, said McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat. Among the many background checks it performed was its 2011 investigation of...
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