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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.
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.
The director of the Federal Protective Services says there are simple things you can do to mitigate workplace violence.
Congressman Dent sponsors legislation to test bringing security personnel in house at high security facilities. Bill also would increase oversight by the Federal Protective Service and create guard training standards.
WFED's Max Cacas brings us a preview.
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.
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It might surprise you to learn that neither the Federal Protective Service, nor contract security guards, is the final word on security in your federal building. A House panel learned that so-called "local security committees" have unusual power to set what can and cannot come into a building, and even the power to veto security recommendations from the FPS. Officials say they're working to fix that.
The Daily Debrief gets analysis on this 1th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City.
A bill to boost training and testing for Federal Protective Service guards cleared the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday.
The death of Osama bin Laden could bring a new element of security to your agency. Wendell Shingler, former director of the Federal Protective Service, explains what changes you might see at federal buildings.