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'It's Unclear' Whether Guards Can Protect Federal Buildings, Inspector Says

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'It's Unclear' Whether Guards Can Protect Federal Buildings, Inspector Says

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'It's Unclear' Whether Guards Can Protect Federal Buildings, Inspector Says

A report from government investigators that they were able to smuggle bomb-making materials into supposedly high-security federal buildings is one of the top stories of the day, as we reported earlier.

All Things Considered co-host Robert Siegel just finished interviewing Mark Goldstein, director of physical infrastructure issues at the Government Accountability Office and the man who led the investigation into security lapses at federal facilities.

Robert asked whether the guards at federal buildings can keep people from bringing weapons inside. Goldstein's answer wasn't comforting: "It's unclear ... we're not sure":

'It's Unclear' Whether Guards Can Protect Federal Buildings, Inspector Says

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There will be more from Robert's conversation with Goldstein on today's All Things Considered. Click here to find an NPR station near you.