OPM Defends Navy Yard Shooter's Security Clearance

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT) -- The Office of Personnel Management defended its handling of Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis' security clearance in a statement late Thursday, saying that the background check, performed by the same contractor that cleared NSA leaker Edward Snowden, complied with the rules.

Monday's fatal shooting at the Navy Yard, which left 13 dead, including Alexis, has raised several questions about security clearances, and prompted wide-ranging reviews of security at Department of Defense facilities. But OPM, the government agency that handles security clearances as part of its personnel...
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