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Navy Yard Shooting. September 16, 2013.

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Navy Dedicates Building to Historic Shipbuilder

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and other officials dedicated the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters as the Humphreys Building, the new name for the building that reopened this year following a 2013 shooting attack that killed 12 people. Story

Washington Navy Yard Honors Shooting Victims, Co-workers

The memory of those killed during a Sept. 16, 2013, shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard will always burn brightly and the wounds will carry on for a lifetime, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said. Story

Investigator Discusses Navy Yard Findings, Insider Threat

The most significant findings of the Navy's own investigation into security, personnel and contracting factors related to the last year's Navy Yard killings involved the insider threat posed by the shooter, contractor Aaron Alexis, the Navy's lead investigator said. Story

Reviews Recommend Big Changes in Installation Security

Representatives of review panels that looked at last year's shooting rampage that left 12 workers dead at the Washington Navy Yard briefed Pentagon reporters on their recommendations. Story

Hagel Details New Security Actions After Navy Yard Shooting

Six months after a disturbed federal contractor shot 12 fellow workers to death at the Washington Navy Yard, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel detailed steps the Defense Department is taking based on reviews of security standards in place at the time. Story

DOD Official Reports on Security Clearance Process

The Defense Department has taken several initiatives to control security clearances following a mass shooting by a contract employee at the Washington Navy Yard last September. Story

DOD Official Examines Federal Facilities Security Practices

In the wake of the Sept. 16 shooting spree at the Washington Navy Yard, officials have initiated evaluations to gauge the ability to deter, withstand and recover from the full range of threats at military installations, a senior Defense Department official said at a Senate hearing called to examine physical security at federal facilities. Story

Navy Yard Shootings Prompt Security Clearance Process Review

The Navy Yard shootings in September and unauthorized disclosures by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have highlighted the need for changes to the current security clearance process, Stephen Lewis, deputy director for personnel, industrial and physical security policy in the office of undersecretary of defense for intelligence, told a Senate committee. Story

Carter Details Security Reviews in Navy Yard Aftermath

The Pentagon and the Navy are reviewing security procedures worldwide in the wake of the tragic shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, with the aim of enhancing prevention of and response to any future such incidents. Story

Navy Recommends Security Changes in Wake of Navy Yard Tragedy

The Navy has recommended three changes to security procedures following the Washington Navy Yard shooting Sept. 16 in which a Navy contractor killed 12 people at the facility. Story

Memorial Service Honors Washington Navy Yard Victims

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel were among the national leaders who gathered for a memorial service honoring those killed in the Sept. 16 shootings at the Washington Navy Yard. Story

Officials: Fort Hood Lessons May Have Saved Lives at Navy Yard

Of 89 recommendations that came from two reviews of the 2009 shooting that killed 13 people at Fort Hood in Texas, 52 are fully implemented, and some may have helped to save lives during the Navy Yard shooting Sept. 16, senior defense officials said. Story

Hagel Reaffirms Department's Commitment to Personnel Security

Acknowledging that "something broke down" to permit a gunman to kill 12 people Sept. 16 at the Washington Navy Yard, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reaffirmed the Defense Department's commitment to providing for its people's safety. Story

Carter to Lead Panels on Base Security, Personnel Clearance

"Obviously, something went wrong" in security procedures at the Washington Navy Yard, where a gunman killed 12 workers Sept. 16, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, and the department will close gaps, address inadequacies and correct failures. Story

Hagel, Dempsey Honor 12 Killed at Washington Navy Yard

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Joint Chiefs Chairman Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey joined other defense leaders to place a wreath at the Navy Memorial here in honor of the 12 employees killed at the Washington Navy Yard. Story

Hagel to Lay Wreath at Navy Memorial to Honor Shooting Victims

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other senior Defense Department leaders will lay a wreath at the U.S. Navy Memorial plaza to honor the victims of a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard. Story

Pentagon Offers Resources as Navy Shooting Response Continues

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is making Defense Department resources available to Navy officials as they deal with a still-unfolding shooting incident at the Washington Navy Yard that reportedly has left some people dead and several others injured, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. Story

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