Mon, July 8th, 2013 - 1:00 pm - By Gordon Basichis
Apparently, for some it is not enough to fail to conduct background checks, or when they are completed and return, allow them to fall through the cracks. Some will falsify background checks, which I suppose is a means of socially engineering the employment screening concept.
Bloomberg reports that investigators charged with conducting background checks on security workers have falsified reports. Eighteen such souls, including contractors and government workers, have been convicted of falsifying background reports since 2006. There are some 36 such cases waiting in the wings, but the Inspector General lacks the resources to clear them at the moment.
According to the article…”Two Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittees plan to hold a hearing addressing the government’s security-clearance process.
Two Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittees plan to hold a hearing addressing the government’s security-clearance process.
The Office of Personnel Management is responsible for some 90 percent of the background investigations of U.S. government employees and contractors. The Pentagon and Department of Homeland Security are the biggest users of the program.
The personnel office conducts more than 2 million investigations a year, according to its website. It vets applicants for federal agency jobs and applicants for security clearances.