It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Federal agents raided EOD Technology's headquarters this morning and executed a search warrant on the government contractor that is working for the U.S. military in Afghanistan.
Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the federal Department of Homeland Security, assisted by Lenoir City police, were seen escorting company employees to their cars this morning.
In one case, the government found EOD's background checks didn't find that the people it hired had previously given sensitive information to the Taliban. By contacting previous employers, the government was able to find out employees of EOD were actually fired from old jobs for the security breaches, then hired by EOD.
A Nashville public relations firm hired by EOD could not answer specific questions Wednesday but did offer a statement. In it, they said the contract with the United States government required they hire Afghan workers. Additionally, the US Military knew who was on EOD's payroll and had no problems with it.