US to boost security, surveillance at military bases

The new moves come nearly a year after a shooting rampage at Fort Hood


By Lolita C. Baldor
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say the Pentagon is taking new steps to beef up security and surveillance programs at its bases, and will join an FBI intelligence-sharing program aimed at pinpointing future terror attacks.

The new moves come nearly a year after a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.

The steps include a partnership with the FBI's eGuardian program, which will replace the Pentagon's controversial anti-terror database that collected reports of suspicious activity near military installations. The now-defunct program, called TALON, was closed after revelations that it had improperly stored information on peace activists.

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