Facility Security Assessment
- Versar has deep, technical knowledge of myriad access control and countermeasure systems; as such, we are well positioned to perform assessments because we are well aware of their real or perceived vulnerabilities.
- Versar’s in-house engineering staff understand buildings’ structural elements considered for assessing both access to the facility and countermeasures to mitigate explosive devices.
- Risk Assessments to identify risks and determine whether the existing LOP meet baseline standard.
- Risk Mitigation Studies
- Assesses the viability of lowering the vulnerability to exploitation of a potential weakness
- Assesses the use of increasing countermeasures or adding new physical security policies or procedures.
- Review of physical access Policies and Procedures (governance
- Emergency and safety training programs
- Proactive gathering and analysis of terrorist and criminal threat intelligence
- Protecting federal employees and facilities from security threats is of critical importance.
- Most federal agencies are generally responsible for their facilities and have physical security programs to do so.
- Federal facilities are characterized within a specific Facility Security Level (1 – 5) for meeting Levels of Protection (LOP) – 5 is the highest level (White House, houses of Congress, Supreme Court; Pentagon. Factors include:
- Mission Criticality
- Facility Population (onsite contract employees and visitors)
- Facility Size
- Threat to Tenant Agencies
- The Interagency Security Committee develops federal security standards which are adopted by each Agency.
- Federal facilities must undergo security assessments every 3-5 years, depending on the type of facility level designation or changes in the threat tempo.