Posts Tagged: background

Navy Yard Tragedy May Prompt Increased Physical Security and Big Data Investments

by Lloyd McCoy Jr., Senior Analyst Look out for increased investments in technologies related to physical security and background checks in the wake of the mass shooting at the Navy Yard. That is, once the government reopens for business. Law enforcement officials are confident the perpetrator, Aaron Alexis, a federal contractor, gained entry to the… Read more »

Big Business Recruiting Via Social Networks Trending Upwards

I think we’ve all seen and heard the articles about how companies are starting to conduct “social media background investigations,” but how many companies are actually using social networks as a recruiting mechanism? Well, Jobvite has come to us with an answer via a survey they have now been conducting for nearly four years, annually,… Read more »

Contractor Background Checks: Supreme Court Ruling’s Impact

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in NASA v. Nelson [PDF] that the federal government can perform background checks on contractors as well as government employees. A group of employees at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) brought suit against the agency in 2007 after they were given the choice of undergoing a background… Read more »