USIS Wins Multi-Year Background Investigative Services Contract


USIS may seek individuals with security clearance after winning contract

Falls Church, Virginia-based US Investigations Services, LLC (USIS), was recently awarded a contract from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to perform background investigative fieldwork services for various government agencies.

According to a release from USIS, the estimated total value of the contract is $2.45 billion over a period of five years, with the expected start date for the work being December 1, 2011. Under the terms of the agreement USIS will reportedly complete background investigations for the federal government in every state, the release noted.

"This re-competed contract award ensures that USIS will continue to provide critical support of the U.S. government," Chris Tillery, president of Investigations Services Division at USIS, said in a statement. "Our vast experience in conducting thorough and complete background investigations combined with the second to none expertise of our field investigators resulted in USIS winning this contract."

Through the contract award, USIS could potentially look to add professionals who have undergone a lifestyle polygraph test and obtained security clearance.