2013 – Navy Yard Shooting in Washington, D.C.
On September 16, 2013, Aaron Alexis, a Navy contractor employee with a Secret security clearance, shot and killed 12 U.S. Navy civilian and contractor employees and wounded several others before being shot and killed by law enforcement officers at the Washington Navy Yard in Southeast Washington D.C.
In the wake of this tragedy, the Secretary of Defense initiated concurrent Internal and Independent reviews “to identify and recommend actions to address any gaps or deficiencies in DoD programs, policies, and procedures regarding security at DoD installations and the granting and renewing of security clearances for DoD and contractor personnel.”
See the following resources for more information:
- Internal Review of the Washington Navy Yard Shooting: A Report to the Secretary of Defense
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