Sens. Call For Tougher Contractor Security Screening

Law360, New York (October 31, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT) -- Senators pressed the Office of Personnel Management to dive deeper into police records and social media when conducting security clearance investigations, saying Thursday that current policies overlook the types of red flags that should have been raised by Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis' background.

Alexis’ Sept. 16 rampage left 13 dead, including Alexis, and prompted wide-ranging reviews of security clearances and contractor security at Department of Defense facilities. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee invited witnesses from the OPM, the Department of Defense, the...
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