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Family and friends wait to greet staff of the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters as they are bused from the Washington Navy Yard to Nationals Park, in Washington, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo) Family and friends wait to greet staff of the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters as they are bused from the Washington Navy Yard to Nationals Park, in Washington, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has ordered a review of government contractor and employee security after the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

Obama spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday that Obama has ordered his Office of Management and Budget to examine security standards for contractors and employees across federal agencies.

Law enforcement officials said Navy contractor Aaron Alexis had a "secret" level security clearance and was able to enter the Navy Yard, where he killed 12 people and wounded several others Monday.

Other security reviews were also being ordered at the Pentagon.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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