Building Security: Security Responsibilities for Federally Owned and Leased Facilities

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DIANE Publishing, 2002 - 45 pages
In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, this report discusses the respon. of 22 Fed. agencies for the protection of the Fed. bldgs. they own &/or occupy. It determines: the roles and responsibilities that Fed. departments and agencies have in providing security for office space they occupy; whether security assessments of facilities had been completed; the types of security forces and technologies used to secure and protect Fed. bldgs; funding for security oper.; the coordination of security efforts within and among agencies to improve or enhance bldg. security; and impediments that make it difficult to tighten security at Fed. bldgs. Also provides the types and sources of security-related guidance that are available for agencies to use in addressing bldg. security vulnerabilities.

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Page 1 - April 5, 2002 The Honorable Joseph I. Lieberman Chairman, Committee on Governmental Affairs United States Senate Dear Mr.
Page 3 - Department of Defense and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Recovery from and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the United States Act, 2002, Pub.
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Page 8 - America, and in order to enhance the quality and effectiveness of security in and protection of buildings and facilities in the United States occupied by Federal employees...
Page 13 - Critical infrastructures are those physical and cyber-based systems essential to the minimum operations of the economy and government.
Page 9 - ... maintenance. In response to this report and concern by others, DOD began an overhaul of its real property management effort. 30 US General Accounting Office, Overseas Real Estate: Millions of Dollars Could Be Generated by Setting Unneeded Real Estate, GAO/NSIAD-96-36 (Washington, DC: Apr.
Page 10 - GAO has previously reported for homeland security 6 and information systems security," applying risk management principles can provide a sound foundation for effective security whether the assets are information, operations, people, or federal facilities. These principles, which have been followed by members of the intelligence and defense community for many years, can be reduced to five basic steps that help to determine responses to five essential questions. Because of the vast differences in types...
Page 7 - ... Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee: I am pleased to be here today to discuss the General Services Administration's (GSA) progress in upgrading the security of federal buildings under its operation. As you know, following the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the President directed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to assess the vulnerability of federal office buildings, particularly to acts of terrorism and other forms of violence. Under the direction...

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