Federal Guards Lack Active-Shooter Training, GAO Says

Law360, New York (October 30, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday that contract guards hired by the Federal Protective Service lack the training they need to adequately respond to shootings at federal facilities like the one in September at the Washington Navy Yard.

The report, which was summarized at a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on the homeland security implications of the Navy Yard shooting, says that FPS guards are ill-equipped to respond to active shooters at the facilities they protect, and that the FPS lacks the management controls...
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