Good article covering the recent USIS security clearance debacle… My guess … USIS is just the tip of the iceberg, and we would be naive to think otherwise. Lax clearance processing is most likely a systemic problem throughout however no clear (no pun intended) solutions exist given the workload of this industry. I wouldn’t even have the foggiest idea where to recommend starting but I do know that anything actually done will be a “look we’ve done something” action rather than a real solution. But that’s government…
On Sept. 9, Sen. Jon Tester hailed the breaking story that Falls Church, Va.-based USIS, the controversial provider of background checks for security clearances, was losing its contracts with the Office of Personnel Management.
“This news is a welcome sign that the federal government is finally beginning to hold contractors accountable for taking millions in federal money and then failing to get the job done for the taxpayer,” he told reporters.
Only hours earlier, the Montana Democrat had announced he’d written to OPM Director Katherine Archuleta asking her to “tread carefully” before renewing contracts for background checks.
Today’s post pic is from Trademarkia.com.