Federal Security Within Federal Buildings Essay

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Richard Lambert Computer Forensics, Cybercriminals, Laws and Evidence November 16, 2012 Federal Security within Federal Buildings Federal government facilities and buildings’ security is of utmost importance as it not only affects the daily activities of the federal government, but it also affects the safety, health, and well-being of federal employees as well as the public at large. The government of the United States has a very important obligation of assuring the peace of mind as well as the physical safety of the numerous Federal employees and members of the public who go to the Federal government facilities and buildings. Unfortunately, over the years, federal government leased/owned property has been susceptible to terrorism acts as well as other kinds of violence (Smith, 2). This paper examines federal security within federal buildings. Introduction Federal buildings refer to any facilities owned or leased by the General Services Administration. Federal facilities’ security includes physical security assets for example security guards (both contracted and federally employed), close-circuit television cameras, and barrier material (Smith, 2). Reese and Tong explain that federal building security comprises of activities such as the everyday interaction of Federal Protective Service (FPS) and its federal clients, the federal agency interaction with contact security guard companies and the coordination between the FPS and United States Marshals Service (USMS). Federal agencies communicate with each other and local, state and private sector bodies in the coordination of federal building security. Reese and Tong further explain that through its Public Buildings Service (PBS), the General Services Administration (GSA) is the chief agency of real property and asset management of the federal government. By FY2006, the agency’s

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