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Securing Federal Facilities: An Examination of FPS Progress in Improving Oversight and Assessing Risk, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, July 24, 2012   [open pdf - 265KB]

This is the July 24, 2012 hearing, "Securing Federal Facilities: An Examination of FPS [Federal Protective Service] Progress in Improving Oversight and Assessing Risk," before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. From the opening statement of Daniel E. Lungren: "The Federal Protective Service [FPS] is a vital part of the Department of Homeland Security. It is the largest operational component within the National Protection and Programs Directorate. The FPS mission is to protect over 9,000 Government buildings and their 1.4 million occupants, which are essential to the day-today operations of the Federal Government. Recent incidents at Federal facilities such as the failed improvised explosive device, as well as the bombing of Oklahoma City's Murrah Federal Building in 1995, remind us the Federal facilities remain attractive terrorist targets. This subcommittee has conducted rigorous oversight over the Federal Protective Service this Congress. Last July we held a hearing which identified some of the perennial problems plaguing the FPS. […] Since 2008 GAO [Government Accountability Office] has made 32 recommendations to improve FPS security vulnerabilities and other operational problems, five of which have been implemented and 20 which are in the process of implementation." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel E. Lungren, Yvette D. Clarke, L. Eric Patterson, Mark L. Goldstein, and James Peerenboom.

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Serial No. 112-108
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2013
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Public Domain
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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security: http://homeland.house.gov/
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