Bill Would Shore Up Security Vetting After Snowden Leaks

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Wednesday that would improve oversight of how the government conducts background checks and awards security clearance to federal employees and contractors in the wake of damaging leaks by former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor Edward Snowden.

The Security Clearance Oversight and Reform Enhancement Act would force the government to overhaul its security clearance procedures and require that investigators and contractors who falsify reports be suspended or fired. The bill comes in response to allegations of inconsistency and deception by the...
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