Mert Miller

  • OPM defends 2007 background check of Navy Yard shooter

    The same company that performed National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s background investigation also performed a check of Aaron Alexis, the IT contractor who shot and killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard Monday. The Office of Personnel Management said it believes Alexis’ background check was complete and that the Defense Department signed off on the results of the background check.

  • Why OPM is warning against DoD reclaiming the security clearance process

    In a special report, “Is splitting the security clearance process destined for failure?” Federal News Radio explores how a small provision in the 2018 defense authorization bill could have major repercussions on the background investigations backlog and could put the future of the National Background Investigations Bureau in question.

  • How a 3-year-old decision still haunts OPM’s security clearance efforts

    In part two of a two-part special report, “Is splitting the security clearance process destined for failure?” Federal News Radio explains how a series of poor decisions and mismanagement led to today’s investigative backlog.