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GAO explains why your building might not be safe

Among other issues, the GAO finds Facility Security Committees have operated since 1995 without procedures that outline how they should operate or make decisions, or that establish accountability. Mark Goldstein, Director of Physical Infrastructure Issues at GAO has more details.

Tags: Federal Drive , GAO , Federal building security , DHA , GSA , FPS , FSC ,

Monday - 08/09/2010, 09:08am EDT

Downsizing courts could save GSA big bucks

Federal courthouses built larger than necessary have cost millions while the extra space requires even more to maintain. We talked with the author of a new report on the topic, Mark Goldstein, the Director of Physical Infrastructure Issues at GAO.

Tags: Federal Drive , GSA , GAO , federal courthouses , Director of Physical Infrastructure Issues , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 10:08am EDT

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 , Eric Patterson , training , management , Courtney Thompson

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

GAO: Untrained guards mean unprotected feds

Guards found sleeping through their shifts after taking medication, viewing adult Web sites on government computers, and allowing a baby to pass through an X-ray machine.

Tags: FPS , Senate , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , GAO , Gary Schenkel ,

Thursday - 07/09/2009, 07:23am EDT
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