Jia Lynn Yang

For Jia Lynn Yang's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Vetting firms 'rush' through security clearances

Sep 22, 2013

Vetting firms 'rush' through security clearances

When Ileana Privetera started working for the contractor USIS, the firm that vetted National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, it sounded like the perfect job. A mother, she would have flexible hours for her family, and she ...

Feb 11, 2013

U.S. bid to sue S&P may prove rating agencies too big to nail

The Justice Department’s lawsuit against Standard & Poor’s has revived focus on the role of rating agencies in causing the financial crisis. Yet four years after shoddy mortgage investments bearing top grades nearly took down the country’s economy, government attempts to revamp the rating-agency ...