April 7, 2008
Source: Stanley Associates Website
Official Statement from Stanley, Inc. in Response to Passport Files
Stanley manages more than 1,800 personnel including subcontractor personnel nationwide on contracts assisting Department of State and other contract employees with production of over 18 million passports annually.
Prior to employment, Stanley and its subcontractor candidates undergo several background checks, including security and credit checks. Candidates are also subjected to a Government-sponsored background check. In addition, candidates receive training on the Privacy Act and are required to sign a Privacy Act acknowledgement prior to starting employment. This acknowledgement, among other items, indicates that any employee who knowingly obtains access to information under false pretense is subject to immediate dismissal and both civil and criminal prosecution. While this is a rare occurrence, we regret the unauthorized access of any individual's private information. Two Stanley subcontractor employees were involved in the unauthorized access of Senator Barack
Obama’s passport files. In each of these instances the employee was terminated the day the
unauthorized search occurred. At this time we are unaware of the involvement of any Stanley or subcontractor employees in the unauthorized searches of Senator John McCain’s or Senator Hillary Clinton’s passport files. As a policy and practice, Stanley cooperates fully with any Government investigation and will cooperate fully with any further Government investigation into these incidents. About Stanley Stanley (NYSE: SXE) is a leading provider of information technology services and solutions to U.S. defense and federal civilian government agencies. Stanley offers its customers systems integration solutions and expertise to support their mission-essential needs at any stage of program, product development or business lifecycle through five service areas: systems engineering, enterprise integration, operational logistics, business process outsourcing, and advanced engineering and technology. Headquartered in Arlington, Va., the company has more than 3,500 employees at over 100 locations in
the U.S. and worldwide. In 2008 and 2007, Stanley was recognized by FORTUNE(R) magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." Please visit http://www.stanleyassociates.com for more information.
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