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The entrance to the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. A defense contractor named Aaron Alexis allegedly killed at least 12 people during a shooting rampage before being killed by police.  (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Changes Pursued in US Security Clearance System in Aftermath of Navy Yard Shooting

The decision to grant a security clearance to a man who later killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard was made without a review of a critical police report, but background investigators still followed the correct standards, the top federal personnel management official told a Senate panel Thursday.

10/31/2013

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