ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Personnel security services will continue to be provided to the U.S. government by a firm reportedly caught up in the Edward Snowden espionage affair.
US Investigations Services LLC said the continued work is for the Federal Protective Service, a Department of Homeland Security sub-component of the National Protection and Programs Directorate, and comes through the exercise of a contract option.
"USIS is honored to continue to provide a team of highly trained professionals that can assist FPS in its mission to render federal properties safe and secure for federal employees, officials and visitors," said Sterling Phillips, chief executive officer of USIS.
The services to be provided include supplying program managers, personnel security assistants and personnel security specialists for "credentialing, customer service helpdesk, industrial security and broad program support/consultation," USIS said.
The option is part of a contract awarded to USIS in 2011.
USIS is reported to have conducted a security clearance review of Snowden, the contractor performing work for the National Security Agency who leaked information on NSA domestic surveillance programs and then fled the country. The Wall Street Journal, citing unidentified sources, reported that a federal grand jury is investigating whether USIS improperly rushed cases without proper review.