DOD Overhauls Security Clearances After Navy Yard Shooting

Law360, Washington (March 18, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense will improve security clearance procedures for its employees and contractors in the wake of September's deadly Washington Navy Yard shooting, after newly released reviews found a number of "troubling" shortfalls, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.

Speaking at a press conference to unveil the reviews — two prepared internally by the DOD and the U.S. Navy and another done independently — Hagel described the September shooting deaths of 12 Navy Yard workers by contract employee Aaron Alexis as a senseless act...
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