Federal Eye: Federal building security back in focus next week

House lawmakers will turn their focus next week to federal building security in the wake of the recent Pentagon shooting and other attacks on federal facilities across the country. The hearing comes as union
leaders have suggested that Washington isn’t seriously addressing
recent attacks that have killed or injured federal workers.

Government Accountability Office investigators last summer exposed serious gaps in protection at 10 major federal buildings, producing a report that earned wide attention in the news media and on Capitol Hill, but has produced little public discourse since then.

After last week’s shooting at the Pentagon, the February plane crash at Internal Revenue Service offices in Austin and a January shooting at the federal courthouse in Las Vegas, lawmakers now seem keen to explore the issue further.

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