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Lawmakers worried DHS losing faith in Federal Protective Service

The Federal Protective Service will no longer coordinate security at DHS headquarters on Nebraska Avenue in Northwest D.C. according to a May 1 memo from the agency's chief security officer to the undersecretary for management. The memo was brought to light Wednesday by members of a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee at a hearing on the security of federal buildings. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, cited the DHS memo as a possible sign that "confidence in FPS may be eroding" from within DHS.

Tags: Congress , House , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Lou Barletta , Eric Patterson , FPS , DHS , building security , federal buildings

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 04:40pm EDT

Private security guards ill-equipped for federal workplace shooting situations

Audits find contract security personnel, which make up the vast majority of the Federal Protective Service's workforce, receive no meaningful training on how to deal with armed attackers. And many operators of X-ray machines and metal detectors at building entrances likely have never been trained to properly use them.

Tags: DHS , Federal Protective Service , Congress , physical security , GAO , Mark Goldstein , Stephen Amitay , Jared Serbu , management

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 04:32am EST
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AFGE proposes TSA reforms after LAX shooting - November 8, 2013 and November 15, 2013

This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" National President J. David Cox Sr. proposes reforms at the Transportation Security Administration after last week's shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport. Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) discusses upcoming budget battles on Capitol Hill, AFGE Federal Protective Service Local 918 President David Wright addresses training concerns with the FPS contractor workforce and DoD Local 2024 Chief Steward Donald Hands talks about ways to engage retired union members.

Tags: AFGE , Inside Government , workforce , J. David Cox Sr. , Donald Hands , Donna Edwards

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 03:36pm EST
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GAO report highlights continuing problems at FPS

Tags: management , FPS , GAO , AFGE ,

Tuesday - 08/04/2009, 07:08pm EDT
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Rank-and-file FPS officers speak out on federal facility security woes

Studies by the Government Accountability Office have uncovered serious shortcomings in security provided at the nation's federal office buildings. But what do Federal security officials and the contract security companies they employ think about solutions to the long-festering problem of building security? Here's Part Two of our coverage of recent House Homeland Security oversight hearings on the Federal Protective Service.

Tags: newsstand , Federal Protective Service , Bennie Thompson , House Homeland Security Committee , Rand Beers , Department of Homeland Security , American Federation of Government Employees , Steve Amitay , National Association of Security Companies , Max Cacas

Monday - 11/23/2009, 06:23am EST
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Inside Government - December 18th and 25th, 2009

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison
(D-Minn.)
Mark Williams
AFGE National Benefits Coordinator
David Wright
President, AFGE Federal Protective Service Local 918
Enid Doggett
AFGE Communications Director

Tags: Pay & Benfits , Inside Government , AFGE , Keith Ellison , Mark Williams , Enid Doggett

Thursday - 12/17/2009, 06:06pm EST

Federalizing the FPS: AFGE weighs in

Reform is on the way for the FPS, an agency responsible for security at over 9,000 federal facilities and courthouses. AFGE's David Wright says the move is very welcome for his members.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , FPS , AFGE ,

Monday - 10/04/2010, 10:40am EDT
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New standards for federal building security coming

Interagency Security Committee submitted a three-part standard to OMB for review. This new guidance would give agencies a standard approach to developing comprehensive security plans. But some lawmakers say the committee doesn't have enough authority and wants legislation to create minimum building security standards.

Tags: mngt , Stephen Lynch , Eleanor Holmes-Norton , Sue Armstrong , DHS , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , FPS , Federal Protective Service , GSA , AFGE , building security , physical security , workplace safety , security

Wednesday - 03/17/2010, 07:12am EDT
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