GSA Contrators Given Access to Information Systems without Background Checks

Nick Fishman

I realize that our government is so large that often things slip through the cracks, but how can it happen that the General Services Administration let contract workers have access to their information systems without being subjected to a background check?

IG: GSA contractors get system access before background checks

This excerpt from the article says it all: In its audit, the IG said current safeguards do not guarantee that officials will complete investigations before granting access to agencies’ information systems. Even security measures mandated by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, which requires credentials for all federal employees and government contractors after they have undergone a background check, does not offer that protection.

In this day and age, information systems are a treasure trove to those with nefarious motives. How can our government not recognize that and take our security more seriously? Shouldn’t there be some accountability here?

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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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