Navy Security Missteps Highlight Risk In Low-Cost Contracts

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT) -- A Navy effort to reduce costs on contractor vetting and facility access ended up weakening security and actually increased long-term costs, according to a scathing U.S. Department of Defense audit that highlights some risks of the corner cutting that is on the rise under sequestration.

The system that provides background checks and identification cards for commercial food vendors, delivery services and other contractors that need periodic access to Navy facilities was ushered through using a flawed cost analysis, according to an inspector general report released Tuesday....
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