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 ...

/ Sep 22, 2013

Shooter's erratic, violent behavior overlooked

Aaron Alexis' erratic and violent behavior was ignored, overlooked or dismissed for nine years by police, the military, the Department of Veterans Affairs and his employer, creating a series of missed opportunities that might have stopped the Washington Navy Yard gunman, according to records ...

/ Sep 19, 2013

Capitol Police were ordered to leave Navy Yard

U.S. Capitol Police officials are reviewing reports that tactical team members were ordered to leave the scene after they responded to Monday's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. A Capitol Police officer said he thinks officers could have made a quick entry into the building ...

First confusion, then 'we just started running'

| Sep 17, 2013

First confusion, then 'we just started running'

Standing at an ATM in the first-floor atrium of the building where she works at the Washington Navy Yard, Patricia Ward was startled by a rapid succession of sharp noises that seemed to come from overhead. Bam, bam, bam. It was about 8:15 a.m. Monday in ...