Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Question of the week: Safety of federal workers

By Ed O'Keefe

This week's Question of the Week focuses on federal worker safety.

In light of last week's Pentagon shooting, if you're a federal worker do you feel safe at your place of work? If you're not a federal worker, do you feel that nearby federal facilities are well protected? Send your responses to and please include your full name, hometown, the agency for which you work. Your thoughts may be used in Friday's Washington Post.

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 11, 2010; 10:55 AM ET
Categories:  About the Blog, What Would You Do?  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Use of private security guards under scrutiny
Next: Justice Dept. picks new head for public integrity unit


Federal workers are overprotected. The real danger is the Metro system and lawless roads.

Posted by: member5 | March 11, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

As a federal employee outside Washington, DC, I think a lot more could be done. FPS is completely undermanned outside of WDC. We have a handful of officers for the whole state that has dozens and dozens of federal facilities and thousands of employees! They are professional and do their best to supervise the contract guards, handle physical security issues, provide employee security briefings, etc. I think contract security can work, but FPS needs more bodies to help supervise, train, inspect them.

Posted by: lifgard1 | March 11, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I, for one, will stand beside any and all federal employees (and everyone else as well).

Posted by: hoser3 | March 11, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I would like to see some numbers on feds killed on the job vs. regular Americans.

Posted by: jiji1 | March 15, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company