Saturday, September 24, 2022

GAO Publishes Federal Building Security Report

This week, the Government Accountability Office published a report looking at the effectiveness of the Federal Protective Services in providing physical security oversight over, and federal law enforcement support to federally owned and leased offices. The GAO reports that, while Agencies are generally satisfied with the assessments, they do not implement many of the resulting recommendations.

The report notes:

“FPS conducts facility security assessments and recommends security measures—such as security cameras, physical access control systems, and x-ray screening equipment. These measures are aimed at preventing security incidents.”

Interestingly, there is no discussion about the assessment of, and recommendations for, the cybersecurity of the electronic systems being suggested by the FPS. This would be especially problematic where these systems are networked to centralized security stations or where remote access to the systems are allowed.

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