Passport Leaks Traced to 2 Va. Companies

Workers for passport-maker and intel firm breached files
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2008 7:37 PM CDT
Sen. Barack Obama. The senator's passport records were breached, the State Department revealed today.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – Federal contractors who breached Barack Obama and John McCain passport records worked at to two Virginia companies, MSNBC reports. US passport maker Stanley, Inc. said today that it promptly fired two workers for accessing Obama's records this year. But a worker for The Analysis Corporation is still employed after probing records of Obama and McCain last week, the State Department says.

"In each of these instances the employee was terminated the day the unauthorized search occurred," said a Stanley rep—who did give a reason for the breaches. The company printed millions of US passports in 2006 and just announced a new $570 million federal contract. The Analysis Corporation, staffed with ex-intelligence experts, is mum so far. The State Department said it will continue to probe the breaches.