USIS, the firm that vetted Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Alexis, faces heat over border contract

Source: Jim McElhatton, Washington Times, July 22, 2014

For the first time in its 20-year history, a federal contracting firm is filing a bid protest to overturn the $190 million award of a border security contract to a rival accused of fraud by the Justice Department. Contractor USIS, which vetted NSA leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, won the contract over Virginia-based FCi Federal last month, prompting a bipartisan backlash and demands from lawmakers that Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson turn over records on the contract…..