“He did have a secret clearance. And he did have a CAC (common access card),” said Thomas Hoshko, CEO of “The Experts,” which was helping service the Navy, Marine Corps intranet as a subcontractor for a Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services contract.
Alexis had previously worked for The Experts in Japan from September 2012 to January 2013, he said.
"We had just recently re-hired him. Another background investigation was re-run and cleared through the defense security service in July 2013," Hoshko said.
Hoshko said he believed that Alexis' "secret" security clearance dated back to 2007.
The Navy said Alexis enlisted as a full-time Navy reservist in May 2007. He was discharged in 2011 after a series of misconduct issues, a Navy official said.