President Clinton ordered federal agencies on Wednesday to begin spending hundreds of millions of dollars to tighten security at federal buildings, making them less accessible to the public.
No one can say exactly how much the new security measures will cost, because the federal government doesn't know what security measures currently are in place at its buildings across the nation. One estimate was about $1-billion.
Clinton ordered a "vulnerability assessment" of federal buildings after the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.
That building lacked many of the new requirements, such as limited parking, video surveillance, X-ray inspection of packages and shatterproof protective glass.