Security clearance lapses stemmed from Washington’s heedless emphasis on speed over quality

By Rebecca LaFlure

Profits and politics, plus a sudden growth in secrecy-obsessed institutions, played key roles in misguided security clearance decisions.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wall Street Journal":

"… inal probe and issued subpoenas to former USIS executives this summer, the Wall Street Journal first reported. A spokesman for the firm, Ray Howell, declined comment on …"

Audit reveals widespread problems in security system used by the Navy

By Rebecca LaFlure and R. Jeffrey Smith

The U.S. military is widely using a security system that lets felons onto its bases.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Coast Guard":

"… curity chemical and biological laboratories, 15 major U.S. Army bases, the Coast Guard’s academy in Connecticut and its headquarters in Washington, and the Nav …"

"… nt commander of the U.S. Northern Command and the former commandant of the Coast Guard "have been just overwhelmingly phenomenal at getting us in, opening doors …"

TSA cannot guarantee accuracy of 900,000 airport security badges

By Alexandra Duszak

More than 10 percent of TSA badges have errors

Badly flawed background check system fails to contain firearms sales

By Rick Schmitt

Background check system is plagued by a host of data problems, loopholes and disputes over just who should be barred.