Watchdog details fraud in security clearance vetting
June 19th, 2013
09:13 PM ET
10 years ago

Watchdog details fraud in security clearance vetting

(CNN) - Extensive fraud has been committed by investigators responsible for conducting background checks used in granting security clearances to national security employees, a government watchdog will tell lawmakers on Thursday.

Patrick McFarland, the inspector general for the Office of Personnel Management, will tell a joint hearing of Senate subcommittees on homeland security that his office doesn't have the resources it needs to ensure the checks – which were required of the millions of Americans with clearances – are not falsified.


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  1. Cephus

    Fraud is everywhere just have a look at those TSA goons and you wonder how did you even get this job?

    June 19, 2013 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    The young (looking at that picture) clueless generation would be for traitors because they are the most privileged for doing nothing side of our society.
    They are also the ones seen at ALL times twitting and facebooking and sex texting so why would they think our national security might be in jeopardy. They came after 9./11. For them it's all about the history of the worst attack in the US. They live in their own little world of self indulgence

    June 20, 2013 06:34 am at 6:34 am |