July 8th, 2009
12:08 PM ET

Documents: Federal buildings get ‘F’ after bombs smuggled in


Preliminary results show Federal Protective Service's ability to protect federal facilities is hampered by weaknesses in its contract security guard program.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. dina212

    Um .... wow .... it's scary that America is so negligent in the most highly of important areas. Their security workers are contracted? The guy who guards my gate, probably has more credentials. Isn't this a job for the military?

    July 8, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  2. Kristine

    In this area, armed, contracted security guards get as little as $8/hr. When are people going to understand that YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR, nothing more?! $8.00/hr is not a liveable wage for most people.

    Start paying people a respectable wage and they'll start doing a respectable job.


    July 8, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  3. Glen

    Apparently the leading cause of this weakness in our federal building's security is a result of poor guard training and lack of certification oversight for these guards. Perhaps FPS should change training and certification procedures or at least make sure whoever is in charge of these is doing their job- or get rid of them and find someone who will do it right.

    July 8, 2009 at 2:33 pm |
  4. Donna Wood, Lil' Tennessee

    Oh my God, I read it! The first page alone is a heart stopper! Can somebody say H-E-L-P! There's nobody there, is there?

    Donna Wood
    Lexington, Tennessee

    July 8, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  5. Donna Wood, Lil' Tennessee

    I feel ever so much better about the big fat "F" I got in accounting. Yes! At least I wasn't intent on maybe blowing things up! My checkbook maybe, but definitely not anything else.

    Donna Wood
    Lexington, Tennessee

    July 8, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  6. GF, Los Angeles

    These guards are probably paid $10 – $12 an hour so they don't take the position seriously -especially since there is lax rules and protocol. Raise the bar on pay and they'll get quality people who will actually do the job and not use this as pit stop in life.

    July 8, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  7. shawn c

    it funny to see the media that month ago were still making fun of mj
    calling him c molester and now that he,s gone the jokes are not funny any more i think we all owe him for what was said we all like
    a bunch of school kids picking on the new kid because he was a easy target.if you watch the interview of him say that It was a lie you look in
    to his Eyes you can see that he is being truthful .

    July 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm |