USPS Rates Threat Level the Same at Almost All Facilities, IG Finds

An inspector general audit has found that 99 percent of postal facilities have the same security level designation—the lowest—saying that is largely because the USPS uses only one of the six standard measures for assessing the threat to federal facilities.

A report said that the Interagency Security Committee, which sets policies on assessing and vulnerability and improving security of federal facilities, recommends using six considerations—mission criticality facility size, facility population, threat level to tenant, symbolisms and intangibles—to drive decisions on security measures such as closed-circuit TV, alarms, barriers, access and control.


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