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Pentagon Tightens Security In Wake Of Shooting

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By NAFEESA SYEED Associated Press Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The head of security at the Pentagon says new safety measures have been implemented since a gunman opened fire at the building earlier this month.

Steven E. Calvery, director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, says his department has evaluated its operations since March 4, when John Patrick Bedell shot at officers outside the Pentagon Metro station before being killed by return fire.

Calvery says among the changes are extra screening of visitors, more random inspections of employees and communication improvements at the agency's command center.

Calvery, who presented Pentagon police with new badges Thursday, says the Pentagon remains a target and authorities must adapt to evolving threats.

A multimillion-dollar, five-year overhaul of security at the Pentagon also is under way.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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