Contractors Fear Bad Rap In Security Clearance Debate

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 6:58 PM EST) -- As the government reviews security clearances in the wake of high-profile security failures like Edward Snowden's leak of National Security Agency data-collection programs, some contractors are worried that politicians will place undue focus on contractors rather than pursuing a broader review that includes federal employees.

The U.S. House of Representatives' Oversight Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on “fixing the security clearance process,” the latest in a series dealing with the fallout from high-profile security failures. In addition to the Snowden disclosures, lawmakers have focused on...
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