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    Not only are companies like Booz Allen doing the work, other contractors are doing the background checks and security clearances. Like USIS, the one that "cleared" Snowden.

    The company says it has more than 6,000 employees and 100 federal government contracts.
    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/...
    USIS conducts 65 percent of the background investigations done by private contractors, and last year was paid more than $200 million for its work for OPM [Office of Personnel Management ]. Not only is USIS paid to conduct federal background checks, it also is paid by OPM to oversee their own employees doing the investigations
    ...a whistleblower (“qui tam”) lawsuit under the False Claims Act may have alerted the government to issues at USIS more than a year before Snowden took his first steps to reveal classified material.
    http://www.forbes.com/...

    So how do we most effectively hold the government accountable, when the government is doing so little of the actual work?

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Fri Aug 30, 2013 at 04:30:48 PM PDT

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