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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.
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.