posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 08:37 AM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Its not out of the ordinary. 99% of all background investigations done by OPM are conducted by a contractor. At one time the background investigations
were conducted by government employees. A lot of these contractors conducting the backgrounds now are college interns or or young guys trying to get a
Its a work intensive job, on your feet all the time and requires a lot of travel. There just isnt enough interviewers/investigators to conduct the
huge number of investigations that are needed. The government (OPM) knows this and does nothing about it. Each investigation cost in the realm of
about $5,000 to complete even if it is not followed through. (that is a public trust position). Top secret with polygraph will cost you around $8,000
to 9,000 bucks even if they fail per person.
Do you have any idea how many of these things are done? Too many to number.
Snowden (I think this is his name right?) could have passed all the required background checks and it still wouldnt have come up with the idea that he
would eventually turn whistleblower. How could it? Most background investigations by law go back 10 years into your history. Could it have found
something of interest? Did he lie about his history? Did he take drugs? Did he register for the draft? Did the interview of his neighbors and past
co-workers go well? Other than that what can we learn from the background investigation?
I think the media is fishing for a bad past...something that would explain his behavior.