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JMTC Helping Upgrade White House Security

National Park Service

Some workers on Arsenal Island are helping to improve security at the White House. The Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center has produced some parts for a temporary upgrade of the perimeter fence, and JMTC personnel are now in Washington to assist with the installation. 

Credit National Park Service
A side view of the White House fence upgrade.

It's a joint project of the Secret Service and National Park Service following some intrusions into the White House grounds, including one man who climbed the fence and entered the building.

The JMTC has produce what's called a "removable anti-climb feature" with sharp metal points that'll be installed on top of the White House fence. The work should take about six weeks.
Meanwhile, the Secret Service and Park Service will develop a long-term design solution for the perimeter fence, with construction to start sometime next year. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.