Gunman Had ‘Secret’ Security Clearance

    UNKNOWN, UNSPECIFIED - SEPTEMBER 16: In this handout photo provided by the FBI, Aaron Alexis is shown in a photo prior to the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Authorities believe Alexis was a gunman involved in the shootings at the Navy Yard, where at least 12 people were shot and killed. (Photo by FBI via Getty Images)

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    The man who opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning had security clearance to be in the complex. Aaron Alexis was working for a Hewlett-Packard subcontractor called The Experts. It was originally thought he used another ID to gain access to the building. Alexis had been discharged from the Navy two years ago, and the circumstances are unclear. “Discharge from the military does not automatically disqualify a person from getting a job as a military contractor or a security clearance. It depends on what the circumstances are,” the company's CEO, Thomas Hoshko said. “Obviously he was well qualified. This really came out and shocked all of us.”

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