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WASHINGTON— The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday agreed by unanimous voice vote to report out legislation to strengthen the security of visitors and employees at 9,000 federal buildings across the United States.

 

 

Fed up with complaints about the Federal Protective Service, the Senate homeland panel unanimously approved legislation Wednesday to strengthen the DHS agency charged with protecting 9,000 federal buildings, The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe recounts. Two Senate homeland overseers have introduced an Aviation Security Innovation and Reform Act designed to, inter alia, boost TSA training as well as threat info sharing, WGMD 92.7 FM News notes. Devonia Smith accuses DHS’s Janet Napolitano in The Examiner of “rambling” and “contradicting herself” when asked on FOX News if the United States is included in a now-questioned Euro-terror alert.

July 30, 2009

PROBLEMS CONTINUE AT FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE
Human Capital, Communication Issues Widespread

WASHINGTON- A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report shows that the Federal Protective Service (FPS) lacks a comprehensive personnel management strategy and does not communicate effectively with the federal agencies it protects.

The report, “Federal Protective Service Should Improve Human Capital Planning and Better Communicate with Tenants” (GAO-09-749), was requested by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Me., Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia Chairman Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, Ranking Member George Voinovich, R-Ohio, and several House members.

The report, made public Thursday, found that the FPS does not have a human capital plan to guide its current and future workforce planning efforts. GAO also found that the FPS does not collect centralized and standardized data on the knowledge, skills, or abilities of its employees, forcing its regional leadership to develop disparate systems and strategies for managing their employees. Additionally, GAO found a significant lack of communication between the FPS and its customers – federal agencies - with over 80 percent of its customers relying on other agencies for emergency law enforcement. The report also found widespread gaps in its client contact information.

“The Federal Protective Service faces serious challenges, as the Committee’s hearing earlier this month demonstrated,” Lieberman said. “But I am particularly alarmed by the GAO’s conclusions that the FPS lacks an effective hiring, training, and staff development process just weeks after the FPS Director told our Committee the agency needs additional personnel to protect federal buildings. I am also troubled by the FPS’ lack of a long term strategy to manage current and future workforce needs and its lack of a constructive relationship with the federal agency it protects. We will address these issues, and more, as we work on legislation to modernize the FPS.”

Collins said the report “gives us even more evidence of the urgent need to reform critical areas of this poorly performing agency.” Although the Committee staff has received multiple briefings, the Committee has yet to receive an internal FPS review outlining what immediate and long-term steps will be taken to rectify security lapses and to increase the safety of employees and visitors at federal buildings. The Committee expects this report shortly.

Collins and Lieberman have previously labeled the agency’s overall work a “security crisis” after learning that federal investigators had successfully smuggled bomb-making materials into 10 high-security federal buildings guarded by the FPS. The FPS protects 9,000 federal buildings around the country. At the time, Collins said Congress needed to “immediately remedy these very serious and alarming gaps in our security,” which she called “a pervasive, systemic problem.”

Akaka said: “Insufficient and uneven training have been cited repeatedly as a weakness of the Federal Protective Service. This report highlights the need for FPS to develop a strategic human capital plan that ensures a uniform approach to training and workforce planning across its 11 regions. In particular, the agency needs a plan because it has not been able to accurately assess its staffing needs, and DHS and Congress are left guessing during the budgeting process.”

“The ability of FPS to meet its mission has continued to deteriorate since its transfer to the Department of Homeland Security in 2003,” Voinovich said. “It seems that FPS has become a second-class citizen within the Department, at the expense of public security and employee morale. This GAO report paints a troubling picture of operational challenges, management problems and poor coordination inside and outside of FPS.

The report is part of a comprehensive review of the FPS that Lieberman, Collins, Akaka and Voinovich have asked the GAO to conduct. The first report, issued in June 2008, revealed several challenges that impeded the FPS’ ability to protect federal buildings. The Committee also held a July 8 hearing that focused on contract guard management.

September 29, 2010

COMMITTEE APPROVES BILL TO MODERNIZE, REFORM FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE
Legislation to Improve Government Efficiency Also Moves Forward

WASHINGTON— The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday agreed by unanimous voice vote to report out legislation to strengthen the security of visitors and employees at 9,000 federal buildings across the United States.

The Committee also reported out a measure to require federal agencies to set clear performance goals to be measured and reported to Congress, providing taxpayers additional ways to hold their government accountable.

“Our bipartisan bill will modernize and reform an important, but often overlooked agency at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Protective Service (FPS),” Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., said. “The FPS is responsible for the security of employees and visitors at 9,000 federal buildings across the country. But its mission is in peril due to budget shortfalls, mismanagement of the agency and its contract guard workforce, and multiple operational challenges. A series of reports from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the DHS Inspector General have found FPS to be a seriously dysfunctional agency that lacks focus or a strategy for accomplishing its mission.

“The people—not just employees, but millions of visitors—who enter federal buildings each year deserve better protection. Our bill provides that by ensuring that FPS has sufficient staff to carry out its mission, by tackling deficiencies within the contract guard program, by ensuring FPS is ready to take on the threat of explosives, and by striking a good balance between both public access and security.”

Collins said: “The current situation at FPS is a disaster waiting to happen. Independent investigations of FPS by the Government Accountability Office and Department of Homeland Security Inspector General have discovered pervasive security gaps, lax oversight, inadequate training, and systemic operational flaws. The findings were so alarming that the Chairman and I labeled the agency’s overall work a ‘security crisis.’” In one case, Collins said, GAO investigators were able to smuggle simulated bombs into 10 high-risk federal buildings, penetrating the security systems of all 10 buildings selected.

“The bipartisan legislation before us today is the solution to this security crisis,” she said.

The Supporting Employee Competency and Updating Readiness Enhancements for (SECURE) Facilities Act of 2010, S. 3806, was approved unanimously by voice vote as amended by a substitute amendment from Lieberman, Collins, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia Chairman Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, and Ranking Member George Voinovich, R-Ohio.

The Government Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Performance Improvement Act of 2010, H.R. 2142, was also approved by voice vote, as amended by a substitute amendment from Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management Chairman Tom Carper, D-Del., Lieberman, Collins, Akaka, and Voinovich.

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DHS FED PROTECTIVE SERVICE / MY COMPLAINTS AG CASE# 200706634

THE PHILADELPHIA, PA DHS FED PROTECTIVE SERVICE HAS FAILED TO PROTECT ME "RICHARD MILLS SOC SEC# 150-78-0087 - A FEDERAL VICTIM-WITNESS OF DIVORCE FRAUD & FEDERAL CORRUPTION NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL CASE# 200706634 / UNITED STATES VS. WEISS-MILLS " I HAVE FILED COMPLAINTS WITH DHS, USDOJ AND AT TABSONOBAMA.ORG
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DHS FEDERAL PROTECTIVE SERVICE COMPLAINTS

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MY FED CASE FAILS TO BE PROSECUTED, I WAS WRONGLY JAILED IN DE AND N.J.I HAVE REPORTED KIDNAPPING, POLICE & USDOJ CORRUPTION.
MY BROTHER RON MILLS JR. WAS KILLED ON 07.12.19 - FOUL PLAY!
DELAWARE SENATOR TOM CARPER PROMISED ME ASSISTANCE IN DEC. 2008.
N.J. SENATOR FRANK LAUTENBERG PROMISED MY FAMILY WITNESS PROTECTION IN JULY 2010. PA REP. BOB BRADY PROMISED WITNESS PROTECTION ON 03.13.11? I HAVE RECEIVED ONLY - EMPTY PROMISES!!!

PLEASE HELP ME HOLD ELECTED OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE!!!
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"DEAR OFFICIAL, WHY HAVE YOU NOT BETTER ASSISTED RICHARD MILLS A FEDERAL WITNESS?"

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FILED ETHICS COMPLAIN AGAINST PA REP. BOB BRADY

ETHICS COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST PA REP. BOB BRADY

Fri, May 13, 2011
U.S. House Committee on Ethics
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Washington, DC 20515
E-mail: standardscommittee@mail.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-7103
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Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

Re: Ethics Complaint

Dear U.S. House Ethics Committee,

I duly submit my complaints against Pennsylvania Rep. Bob Brady 1st District and his staff for not carrying out their fiduciary responsibilities to protect me a "Federal Witness".
1) I advised Rep. Bob Brady personally of my reporting of Federal Corruption and case related child abduction of my eleven year old daughter Allison Brittany Mills on March 13, 2011 to him. 2) I advised him of the murder of my brother Ronald G. Mills Jr.
3) I advised Rep. Bob Brady that I was wrongly jailed in DE & N.J., "Left Homeless in Philadelphia, PA" as Rogue members of the F.B.I., Police and some elected officials attempted to cover up or obstruct justice concerning N.J. AG Case# 200706634. I was intimidated by local law enforcement and in fact I was harrassed while I stayed at the Ridge Center for Homeless (Oct. 2009 - Feb. 2010) by undercover Police and/or Rogue agents of the F.B.I. I reported this matter to Philadelphia Mayor Micheal Nutter and City Council.
4) For the record Rep. Brady's staff was duly advised by me of my initial reporting of Federal Corruption to PA officials as early as September 2009. I did so after N.J. Rep. Rob Andrews and Rep. John Adler (Now Deceased) failed to assist me? N.J. Rep. Rob Andrews should also be investigated as his staff failed to assist me in 2009. I was living with my mother Marie Mills at 2113 Berwyn Ct. Voorhees, N.J. 08043 before I was wrongly jailed by Voorhees, N.J. Police in September 2009. I was finally released from Burlington County N.J. minimum security prison on Oct. 15, 2009 and fled to Pennsylvania fearing for my life and freedoms that should be afforded to me as an American!
5) I also sent and published numerous e-mail reports of corruption concerning AG Case# 200706634 to each and every Rep. mentioned in this report utlizing http://www.Congress.org/ 6) On 03.13.11 Rep. Bob Brady promised that he would assist me personally and assured that I would be protected. That has not occurred.
7) I'm fully not surprised as I previously received an letter (attached) and an offer of assistance from his office in February 2010. Quite frankly all I have received to date from Rep. Bob Brady, his staff and from the SE PA DOJ are empty promises. PA State Senator Larry Farnese and PA State Rep. Kenyatta Johnson were also advised of this matter since 2009.

Previously while I resided in the state of Delaware (Oct. 2007 - Jan. 2009) DE U.S. Senator Tom Carper was advised by me of my reporting Federal Corruption in 2008 and the N.J. U.S. Attorneys office failure to prosecute my Federal Case. My divorce fraud case was assigned at that time to then N.J. U.S. Attorney Phillip Kwon to prosecute. That did not occurr as many N.J. officials obstructed justice or hindered the prosecution of my case including Mr. Kwon.
Because I resided in the state of Delaware at the time I then provided evidence and legal documents (Attached) to Delaware Officials including, Delaware Attorney General and the DE U.S. Attorneys office. DE Senator Tom Carper also advised F.B.I. oversight of this serious matter in 2008. Former Delaware U.S. Attorney Colm Connolly and his 1st Assistant later Acting DE U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss quite frankly failed to assist me appropriately because of nepotism. David is related to my former spouse Marni Weiss-Mills of 1323 Crofton Ct. Mt. Laurel, N.J. 08054 Delaware failed to involve the USDOJ and re-directed the case New Jersey Attorney General Case# 200706634 U.S. Vs. Weiss-Mills Divorce Fraud back to the state of N.J. I again seek to request Federal witness protection. My DE address of record as per my complaints - 550 S. DuPont PKWY Unit 9D New Castle, DE 19720.

I ask that you please investigate this matter, please follow up with U.S. AG Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger Eastern PA DOJ, and PA Rep. Bob Brady on my behalf to find out why I have not been placed in Federal Witness Protection? Please again also see the attached legal documents. Again I have lost everything and left homeless in Philadelphia PA after being wrongly jailed in Delaware & N.J.

For the record I would like to note that I also advised PA Rep. Allison Schwartz, PA Rep. Chaka Fattah and former PA Rep. Joe Sestak. All promised assistance but advised that I must mainly work with Rep. Bob Brady for jurisdictional reasons.

Note: Someone possibly with the F.B.I. continues to steal my U.S. mail and I advised USPS of these continued problems in DE, N.J. & PA. Please also see my Facebook Reports.

http://www.Facebook.com/JusticeForMillsFamily
http://www.Facebook.com/FightCorruptionUSA

Sincerely,
Richard Mills - Victim of Crime
1360 Ridge Ave
Phila, PA 19123
Soc Sec# 150-78-0087

ADVISED PRES. BARACK OBAMA OF FEDERAL CORRUPTION

I HAVE E-MAILED PRES. OBAMA & AREA OFFICIALS
AND PUBLISHED MY REPORTS @ http://www.Congress.org
SEE MY PUBLISHED E-MAIL / REPORT TO
PRES. BARRACK OBAMA (SEE BELOW)
http://www.congress.org/congressorg/bio/userletter/?id=3181&letter_id=69...