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Sep 19, 2013

Same firm checked background of Navy Yard shooter, Snowden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The same company that scrutinized former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden for a U.S. government security clearance said on Thursday it also checked the background of the Navy Yard shooter, allowing him to obtain a “secret” clearance.

USIS, working as a contractor for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), conducted a background review of Alexis Aaron, identified by law enforcement authorities as the shooter who killed 12 people at the Navy Yard before he was shot dead.

Sep 18, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
Sep 18, 2013

U.S. lawmakers question Navy Yard shooting suspect’s security clearance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers are calling for a review into how the suspected shooter in Monday’s rampage at the Washington Navy Yard received and maintained a security clearance, despite a history of violent episodes.

Aaron Alexis, 34, received a security clearance more than five years ago and it helped him obtain his most recent job as a technology contractor at the Navy Yard, where he allegedly killed 12 people before being shot dead by police.

Sep 18, 2013
Sep 18, 2013

Lawmakers question Navy Yard shooting suspect’s security clearance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers are calling for a review into how the suspected shooter in Monday’s rampage at the Washington Navy Yard received and maintained a security clearance, despite a history of violent episodes.

Aaron Alexis, 34, received a security clearance more than five years ago and it helped him obtain his most recent job as a technology contractor at the Navy Yard, where he allegedly killed 12 people before being shot dead by police.

Sep 17, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
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