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Background check probe zeroes in on USIS contracts

Among the issues considered Tuesday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee were contracting practices at the Office of Personnel Management that allowed the largest background-investigation contactor -- accused by the Justice Department of taking improper shortcuts and defrauding the government -- to conduct quality reviews of its own work.

Tags: OPM , oversight , USIS , Sterling Phillips , Katherine Archuleta , Elijah Cummings , Darrell Issa , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 04:24pm EST

Obama proposes firearm background check changes

Tags: HHS , Barack Obama , DOJ ,

Sunday - 01/05/2014, 01:20am EST

Senate bill calls for random background checks for clearance holders

Five senators introduce bipartisan bill aimed at enhancing how the Office of Personnel Management handles the clearances of federal employees and contractors to access classified information. If enacted, the legislation would require OPM conduct random, automated reviews twice every five years of public records and databases for information about individuals with security clearances.

Tags: Senate , Susan Collins , OPM , Claire McCaskill , Kelly Ayotte , Heidi Heitkamp , security clearance , TechAmerica , Trey Hodgkins , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 04:55pm EDT

IG: Missing documents plague IRS process for screening new hires

A new inspector general's report finds missing documentation plagues the Internal Revenue Service's process for pre-screening new hires that are often entrusted with sensitive financial information.

Tags: Treasury , IRS , Debra Chew , TIGTA , hiring ,

Monday - 03/19/2012, 03:29pm EDT
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Border Agent corruption: causes and cures

Mexican drug cartels are infiltrating federal law enforcement agencies along the southwest border and those charged with weeding them out say they don't have the money to catch all the corrupt agents, homeland security officials told a U.S. Senate panel Thursday.

Tags: DHS , CBP , mngt , security , Thad Bingel , Command Consulting , federal hiring , best practices ,

Friday - 03/12/2010, 11:08am EST
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Security checks affect NASA and beyond

Weighing privacy vs. security after 9/11, the Supreme Court seems unwilling to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations _ even those who don't have security clearances and don't work on secret projects. Attorney Debra Roth explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , NASA , JPL , Debra Roth , Supreme Court , SCOTUS , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 09:41am EDT
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GAO: OPM background checks need better privary protection (

A Government Accountability Office report said the Office of Personnel Management needs to do a better job of protecting private information when conducting background checks.

Tags: OPM , GAO , privacy , best practices , management , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/08/2010, 02:55pm EDT