Military

Same Contractor Approved Edward Snowden, Aaron Alexis For Security Clearance

Military-industrial complex also a massive bureaucracy

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The same company that investigated alleged Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis for his security clearance also did a 2011 follow-up investigation of Edward Snowden, the former NSA systems analyst who leaked documents about the National Security Agency. 

The company, USIS, said in a statement Thursday it conducted Alexis' background check in 2007 for the Office of Personnel Management but that it couldn't elaborate.