Report: DoD not doing enough to prevent insider attacks
The killing of four Marines at a Navy installation in Tennessee has sparked a debate about how to protect service members from extremist attacks. A recent Government Accountability Office report found that the Defense Department needs to do a better job protecting against insider threats.

Published in July, the report looked at what actions the Defense Department has taken since the November 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, when Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 32 others.

The report found some Defense Department policies do not adequately cover insider threats.

For example, the department has no policy for when service members and contractors should report to base security officials that they have seen someone taking a gun onto base - especially into work.

Another issue is that the Defense Department's instruction for military bases' emergency management programs does not include any provisions about car bombs or person-borne bombs, which could be used as part of an insider attack, the report said.

The Defense Department plans to address those issues, according to the report.
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