July 06, 2006 19:30 ET

USIS Investigative Services Wins Office of Personnel Management Contract

Contract Is for Field Work for Federal Government Background Investigations

FALLS CHURCH, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 6, 2006 -- USIS, a leader in pre-employment screening, drug testing, and insurance services, and the largest provider of security investigations to the U.S. government, has been selected by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as one of several companies that will provide field investigation services for federal government background investigations. The overall contract has two base years and three option years for a total potential value of more than $2.3 billion.

"We are pleased that the Office of Personnel Management selected USIS to continue its field investigation work in support of the federal security clearance process," said Randy Dobbs, CEO of USIS. "We take our role in the overall security of this nation seriously. We have worked hard over the past ten years to establish a hiring and screening system for new investigators, basic and advanced training programs for our investigators, and contract management procedures that ensure we are providing the best possible services to OPM and the federal government."

The contract is managed by USIS's Investigative Services business, which is currently providing services to OPM in this area under a previous five-year contract, and approximately 2,900 field investigators and managers located across the U.S. will perform work in support of the contract. USIS Investigative Services is working on a transition plan with OPM and will begin providing services under the new contract in early July.

USIS is a worldwide provider of background investigations, pre-employment/drug screenings, insurance information services, due diligence and risk management assessment, and security and related professional services to businesses, federal agencies, and institutions. USIS is the largest supplier of security investigations to the U.S. government and a major global provider of security support services, training, and consulting solutions for government agencies. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., USIS has more than 7,000 employees supporting business operations in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and overseas. For more information, please visit

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