DHS Must Improve Building Security Oversight, Reps. Told

Law360, New York (July 24, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the agency charged with protecting federal buildings, has struggled with risk management acquisitions that would allow the government to better prioritize its security spending and improve the effectiveness of approximately 12,500 contractor guards, Congress heard Tuesday.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office, which exposed weaknesses in the Federal Protective Services' security services by smuggling explosives into 10 high-security federal buildings in 2009, told lawmakers that the FPS has struggled to improve security oversight after the cancellation of a failed $35 million...
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