Five senators introduce bipartisan bill aimed at enhancing how the Office of Personnel Management handles the clearances of federal employees and contractors to access classified information. If enacted, the legislation would require OPM conduct random, automated reviews twice every five years of public records and databases for information about individuals with security clearances.
Weighing privacy vs. security after 9/11, the Supreme Court seems unwilling to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations _ even those who don\'t have security clearances and don\'t work on secret projects. Attorney Debra Roth explains.
A Government Accountability Office report said the Office of Personnel Management needs to do a better job of protecting private information when conducting background checks.