Federal Protective Service: Ensuring the Mission is Not Lost in Transition, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, June 11, 2019 [open pdf - 333KB]
This is the June 11, 2019 hearing on "Federal Protective Service: Ensuring the Mission is Not Lost in Transition," held before the House Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the Opening Statement of Torres Small: "We are here today to discuss the plans to transition the Federal Protective Service, or FPS, from Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to the Management Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security. [...] In 2002, when DHS was formed, it became the primary Federal department responsible for the protection of all buildings, grounds, and property owned, occupied, or structured or secured by the Federal Government. Consequently, DHS has become the new home for FPS. However, since then, FPS has struggled to find the right placement within DHS's structure. [...] Nearly 6 years ago, and less than 2 miles away from here, 12 people lost their lives during the Washington Navy Yard shooting. In 2015, in my home State in New Mexico, a Social Security office in Albuquerque was the target of a gunman. FPS officers were amongst the first responders to both incidents, and to the tens of thousands of calls for service at Federal facilities annually. In order to ensure that we don't have repeats of these unfortunate circumstances, we must fully equip and resource FPS. That means ensuring that this latest transition, the third transition, is successful, that it endeavors to make FPS more self-sustaining." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: L. Eric Patterson and Lori Rectanus.
Serial No. 116-25
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