Pentagon beefs up biosecurity

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, following a March even that saw three officers stop a gunman outside of the Pentagon, has begun efforts to upgrade security.

"We can always do better," officials at the Department of Defense headquarters told the Associated Press.

New security measures are being undertaken as part of a five year, multimillion dollar security project. Additionally, a separate project is underway at the Arlington, Va., complex that will make it more "WMD-proof" through the installation of sensors to detect biological and chemical weapons.

"Really, it's a complete reinvention of security here at the Pentagon," PFPA Director Steven Calvery said in an interview with the Associated Press.

Following the March 4 shooting, which took pace outside of the Pentagon Metro station and saw gunman John Patrick Bedell shoot at three PFPA officers before being killed by return fire, more vigorous screening and increased random searches have become standard at the Pentagon.

The communications system and command center at the Pentagon will also be improved and better outdoor lighting will be installed.

Additionally, officers will continue to be trained in active shooter situations. The officers who killed Bedell had undergone that training only a few days prior to the attack, officials have said.