Report of the Investigation into the Fatal Shooting Incident at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 And Associated Security, Personnel, and Contracting Policies and Practices [open pdf - 2MB]
"At 0744 on the morning of September 16, 2013, Aaron Alexis, an employee of The Experts, Inc., drove through the 6th Street Gate onto the Washington Navy Yard (WNY). […] Before he was stopped, he had killed twelve personnel and wounded four more. […] On September 25, 2013, the Secretary of the Navy appointed Admiral John Richardson, USN, to conduct an in-depth investigation into the full range of security, contractor, personnel, and other factors related to the September 16, 2013 incident at the WNY. The investigative effort was organized into five areas: 1. The history of Alexis to include time on active duty as a Sailor in the U.S. Navy from May 8, 2007, to January 31, 2011, his time in the Individual Ready Reserve, and his employment with an information technology company, The Experts, from September 5, 2012, to December 27, 2012, and again from July 8, 2013, to September 16, 2013. 2. The personnel security program (PSP), designed to vet applicants for initial authorization to access secure assets; and once approved, to continuously evaluate personnel for suitability for continued access. 3. The force protection program, designed to prevent unauthorized personnel and material from accessing secure facilities. 4. The incident response and emergency management programs, designed to respond, to contain and eliminate a threat should the PSP and force protection barriers fail. 5. The response after the incident, designed to mitigate the damage to people, property, information systems and operations after an incident occurs. On October 11, 2013, the Secretary of the Navy approved the recommendations of the rapid reviews conducted by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy Manpower & Reserve Affairs and the General Counsel of the Navy. The findings and recommendations of this report support and build upon the findings and recommendations of those rapid reviews."
Report No. 5800 N00ND
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