White House fence may get steel spikes

(CNN)The White House may be beefing up its security.

Temporary steel spikes may be added to the tips of the White House perimeter fence to help deter jumpers, according to a U.S. official. If done, this will be a temporary measure to protect the grounds until a new permanent one is constructed.
The official said that the proposal is not in place yet.
"This is a proposal under consideration for an interim solution that has not been approved," the official added.
    This possible decision comes amid heavy criticism of the Secret Service after two incidents compromised the security of the grounds.
    On March 4, two senior Secret Service agents who were reportedly intoxicated allegedly drove their car into a White House barrier. Last September, a man jumped the White House fence and made it to an unlocked door on the grounds.

    Correction: An earlier version of this piece misidentified the official.