Feds Shut Down Background Check Database Over FlawThe 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.
Bill Would Require Background Checks For Md. DoctorsMaryland doctors would undergo criminal background checks and be continuously monitored under legislation the state medical licensing board plans to propose next year.
Company That Did Snowden Background Check Hit By Gov't ComplaintThe 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.
Pending Handgun Requests Won't Need Qualification LicenseMaryland 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.
Report: Navy Yard Shooter Lied About Previous Arrest, DebtsThe 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.
National Gun Control Tour Stops In Baltimore To Rally For Background Checks 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.
Md. Among States Seeking To Fix Gun Background Check BacklogConnecticut 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.