Contractor vetting organization USIS accused of defrauding the U.S. government

Up to 40 percent of its background checks were incomplete

Contractors are a common expenditure for the United States government, but that doesn’t mean that they’re without their problems. The history books are rife with stories of contractor billing debacles, mismanagement, and security leaks, and the country’s reliance on them has been called into question many times. While Edward Snowden’s trespasses this past summer are the most frequently cited horror story, allegations out this week could serve as the new paradigm for contractors run amok.

On Jan. 23, The Department of Justice alleged in a complaint that US Investigations Services LLC (USIS) -- the contractor the U.S. used to vet other contractors -- submitted incomplete security background checks for payment and defrauded the government of millions.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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