(CNN)Defense Secretary Ash Carter will be offered a variety of ways to improve security at over 7,000 military sites across the United States that are located outside of military bases when the armed services report back to him Friday, according to a Pentagon official.
- Additional arming of personnel. Generally only military law enforcement, security and counter intelligence troops carry arms, based on existing threat levels. An additional option could potentially be hiring contract security personnel.
- Increasing protective measures for physical security such as installing bullet proof windows, increased surveillance cameras, door buzzers, upgraded locks and magnetometers.
- Improving systems for issuing notifications and alert messages in a crisis.