New Federal Contract for USIS Draws More Criticism
July 10, 2014
The awarding of a Department of Homeland Security contract to a company accused of defrauding the government is facing growing criticism from the losing contractor and U.S. lawmakers.
FCi Federal, the company that currently handles some of the agency's administrative work, filed a protest Thursday with the Government Accountability Office against the decision to hand the work over to the professional-services arm of U.S. Investigations Services Inc., the government contractor the Justice Department has accused of defrauding the government while conducting security-clearance background investigations.