The federal personnel agency whose records were plundered by hackers linked to China announced on Monday the temporary shutdown of a massive database used to update and store background investigation records after newly discovering a flaw that left the system vulnerable to additional breaches.
Maryland doctors would undergo criminal background checks and be continuously monitored under legislation the state medical licensing board plans to propose next year.
The company that handled a background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden allegedly defrauded the government by submitting at least 665,000 investigations that had not been properly completed, and then tried to cover it up when the government suspected what was going on.
Maryland State Police are in overdrive trying to keep up with tens of thousands of firearm applications in advance of the new gun control laws that take effect next week.
The Washington Navy Yard shooter lied about a previous arrest and failed to disclose thousands of dollars in debts when he applied for a security clearance in the Navy.
This fall, Maryland will have some of the toughest gun laws in the nation. But some lawmakers and clergy members say more protections are still needed. Several groups are driving that message cross-country.
Connecticut officials are setting aside millions of dollars to address backlogs in background checks that have soared into the thousands since the December school shooting in the state, which is one of several struggling with bottlenecks as people rush to buy guns ahead of new restrictions.