Homeland Security: Federal Protective Service's Ability to Protect Federal Facilities Is Hampered by Weaknesses in Its Contract Security Guard Program

Homeland Security: Federal Protective Service's Ability to Protect Federal Facilities Is Hampered by Weaknesses in Its Contract Security Guard Program

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To accomplish its mission of protecting about 9, 000 fed. facilities, the Fed. Protective Service (FPS) currently has a budget of about $1 billion, about 1, 200 full time employees, and about 13, 000 contract security guards. This testimony discusses findings on: (1) the extent to which FPS ensures that its guards have the required training and certifications before being deployed to a fed. facility; (2) the extent to which FPS ensures that its guards comply with their assigned responsibilities (post orders) once they are deployed at fed. facilities; and (3) security vulnerabilities recently identified related to FPS's guard program. To address these objectives, the auditor conducted site visits at 6 of FPS's 11 regions, and interviewed numerous FPS officials. Illustrations.These regions have responsibilities for almost 63 percent of FPSa#39;s 13, 000 guards and 52 percent of the 2, 360 facilities ... We reviewed and analyzed FPSa#39;s guard training and certification requirements, Security Guard Information Manual, andanbsp;...


Title:Homeland Security: Federal Protective Service's Ability to Protect Federal Facilities Is Hampered by Weaknesses in Its Contract Security Guard Program
Author: Mark L. Goldstein
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2010-01
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