Ensuring an Efficient and Effective Diplomatic Security Training Facility for the Twenty-First Century, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, October 08, 2015 [open pdf - 937KB]
This is a testimony compilation of the October 8, 2015 hearing "Ensuring an Efficient and Effective Diplomatic Security Training Facility for the Twenty-First Century" held before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the statement of Gregory Starr: "Improved training was a key finding of the Benghazi Accountability Review Board (ARB) in December 2012. The Diplomatic Security Organization and Management Review Panel and Best Practices Panel, both convened as a result of the ARB, recommended that the Department establish a consolidated training facility in close proximity to Washington, D.C. Since that time, attacks on State Department facilities and personnel in Herat, Afghanistan; Erbil, Iraq; and Ankara, Turkey -- plus the need for evacuations from Libya and Yemen -- have highlighted the danger our employees face while fulfilling our diplomatic responsibilities abroad. We have learned from these events and continue to modify our training as needed." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gregory Starr, Michael Courts, and Connie L. Patrick.
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