Feds Probe Firm that Vetted NSA Leaker
Federal inspectors have been conducting a criminal investigation for more than a year of the company that performed a background check on Edward Snowden, the former systems analyst who leaked some of the nation's most closely held secrets to the media, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
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#3 Jun 21, 2013
Inspectors at the Office of Personnel Managementówhich oversees more than 90% of the government's security background checksólaunched the continuing contracting-fraud investigation of USIS.
USIS, a Falls Church, Va., company owned by private-equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has more than 7,000 employees and conducts 45% of OPM investigations done by contractors, officials said. Last year, USIS received $200 million for its work, Ms. McCaskill said.
Formerly a branch of the federal government, U.S. Investigations Services LLC was spun out of the Office of Personnel Management in 1996. It was renamed USIS after it was acquired by private-equity firms Carlyle Group LP CG, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in early 2003 for about $1 billion. Those firms flipped the Falls Church, Va., company to fellow private-equity firm Providence four years later for about $1.5 billion.
Providence, which specializes in buying and selling media, telecom and data companies, has since combined USIS with pre-employment-screening firm HireRight Inc., corporate-investigations firm Kroll Inc. and others under the name Altegrity Inc.
Forget an "investigation", the paperwork has went from a dumpster in the back of an office building to several different landfills.
It happens when you place profit as a number priority on list.
#4 Jun 21, 2013
A fork form the issue ...
Don't worry so much about government, for most the likely to spy on you is your spouse.
#6 Jun 21, 2013
You have a leaker, too. Try a heavier pad, lady.
#8 Jun 21, 2013
That's what we get when government outsources
intelligence gathering. I can understand the
hiring of private contractors to mop the floors
in the Pentagon, but intelligence gathering?
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