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Federal building security at risk due to lax training, oversight

A new report from the Government Accountability Office fueled a House subcommittee hearing that revealed security concerns regarding the training and certification of contract guards employed by the Federal Protective Service.

Tags: DoD , DHS , House , Aaron Alexis , Navy Yard shooting , GAO , Jeff Duncan , FPS , Mark Goldstein , Greg Marshall , security , Michael OConnell , House Homeland Security Committee

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 02:33pm EDT
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GAO, FPS disagree over ability to assess federal building risk

The Modified Infrastructure Survey Tool does not provide information about the consequences of security incidents at federal facilities, a GAO auditor said. As a result, agencies cannot effectively deploy countermeasures. Still, Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) said he was happy with FPS' progress in developing MIST.

Tags: building security , IT , DHS , GAO , Federal Protective Service , Modified Infrastructure Survey Tool , Homeland Security Committee , Congress , Mark Goldstein , Keith BieryGolick , Ruben Gomez

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 05:51am EDT
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FPS ramps up reform efforts, again

Eric Patterson, director of the Federal Protective Service, said at a recent hearing that reworking the agency's current reform programs will help to improve past issues of training, communication and security.

Tags: security , hiring , DHS , FPS , SECURE Facilities Act , ramp , House Homeland Security Committee , facility security , federal buildings , Mark Goldstein , training , management , Courtney Thompson

Monday - 07/18/2011, 01:23pm EDT