The U.S. government is stepping up security at federal buildings after the killing of a Canadian soldier near that country's parliament and continuing threats from groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, reports Politico. “I have directed the Federal Protective Service to enhance its presence and security at various U.S. government buildings in Washington, D.C., and other major cities and locations around the country,” said Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Johnson called the move “precautionary” and said the locations getting extra attention “will be continually re-evaluated.” He did not give details of the security measures. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) welcomed the move. “ISIS is waging a campaign of war over the Internet to incite homegrown violent extremism in the United States. We must do everything we can to protect every American abroad and at home,” McCaul said. Canadian Army Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, killed last week at the Canadian National War Monument in Ottawa, was laid to rest yesterday.