Serial No. 113-40: Facility Protection: Implications of the Navy Yard Shooting on Homeland Security, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, October 30, 2013   [open pdf - 312KB]

This is the October 30, 2013 hearing on "Facility Protection" held before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Jeff Duncan: "The purpose of this hearing is to examine what the Department of Homeland Security is currently doing to protect Federal facilities and what steps, if any, need to be taken to improve current layers of security, so that incidents such as the Navy Yard shooting do not occur in the future. […] The events that took place on September 16 at the Washington Navy Yard, less than 2 miles from where we are right now, were shocking and tragic. Twelve innocent lives were lost that day, along with several injured. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and those survivors and the folks that work as co-workers in the Navy Yard. While much of the security of this horrific event will rightly focus on how someone in Aaron Alexis's mental state was able to pass a Governmental background investigation and to hold a security clearance, today's hearing will concentrate on the physical preventative security measures that are currently in place for our Federal facilities. How do we control access to these facilities to protect employees and public visitors? What physical security measures, if any, can be taken to prevent future tragedies?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jeff Duncan, L. Eric Patterson, Greg Marshall, Caitlin Durkovich, and Mark L. Goldstein.

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