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Bill would boost Federal Protective Service staff, training

A bill introduced last week in the Senate would hire more Federal Protective Service guards and increase resources for training.

Tags: GAO , Joe Lieberman , management , security , Jolie Lee

Monday - 04/11/2011, 04:04pm EDT

Fixing FPS gets another shot

Are changes coming to the federal protective service? We'll hear from Mississippi representative Bennie Thompson who says that change MUST happen, and soon.

Tags: Congress , Congressional Spotlight , Bennie Thompson , Mike Causey , legislation , Federal Drive , FPS , DHS , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 10:36am EST
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Surprise drill targets D.C. area terrorists

While authorities say there is no intelligence to suggest an attack in D.C. is imminent, the Federal Protective Service conducted its "Operation Shield" drill on May 11 to keep its skills sharp and potential terrorists guessing.

Tags: Department of Homeland Security , Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Cen , Mark Cranfill , Mike Keegan , Operation Shield , terrorism , terrorist attack , Counter terrorism , Times Square , J.J. Green

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 07:40pm EDT

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 , GSA , David Wright , AFGE , building security , physical security , workplace safety , security

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