Wednesday, July 8, 2009
A congressional report says investigators smuggled bomb-making materials into federal buildings past the police agency charged with protecting those buildings and found numerous other gaps in security.
The Government Accountability Office says investigators carried bomb-making materials past security at 10 federal buildings. Security at 9,000 federal buildings around the country is provided by the Federal Protective Service.
Once GAO investigators got the materials inside the buildings, the report says, they constructed explosive devices and carried them around inside the buildings.
The report was made available to The Associated Press in advance of a hearing scheduled Wednesday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.