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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Homeland Security [electronic resource] : greater attention to key practices would improve the Federal Protective Service's approach to facility protection : report to the Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2009]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-10-142    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ii, 52 p.) : ill.
Note Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed Nov. 19, 2009).
"October 2009."
Summary There is ongoing concern about the security of federal buildings and their occupants. The Federal Protective Service (FPS) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for providing law enforcement and related security services for nearly 9,000 federal buildings under the control and custody of the General Services Administration (GSA). In 2004, GAO identified a set of key protection practices from the collective practices of federal agencies and the private sector that included: allocating resources using risk management, leveraging technology, and information sharing and coordination. As requested, GAO determined whether FPS's security efforts for GSA buildings reflected key practices. To meet this objective, GAO used its key practices as criteria, visited five sites to gain firsthand knowledge, analyzed pertinent DHS and GSA documents, and interviewed DHS, GSA, and tenant agency officials. GAO is making three recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security. These include instructing FPS to report regularly to the Secretary on its new risk management and countermeasures programs, develop guidance for cost-effectively leveraging technology, and determine information sharing parameters with GSA.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-10-142."
Subject United States. Federal Protective Service -- Rules and practice.
Government property -- Security measures -- United States.
Public buildings -- Security measures -- United States.
Added Author Goldstein, Mark L.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security.
Added Title Greater attention to key practices would improve the Federal Protective Service's approach to facility protection
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-10-142

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