Navy Yard Highly Secured, Home To Classified Info06:55
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An officer who said he works for the Department of Defense, right, checks an ID outside of the closed Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, the day after a gunman launched an attack there. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
An officer who said he works for the Department of Defense, right, checks an ID outside of the closed Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, the day after a gunman launched an attack there. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

NAVSEA, the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command, is a highly secure facility where the work being done is mostly classified.

Reporters who know NAVSEA told Politico that it's "kind of amazing" that yesterday's shooting happened there, because it's a highly secured area where "you're either known or watched."

NAVSEA has an annual budget of nearly $30 billion and is the largest of the Navy's system commands. It's responsible for designing, buying, building and maintaining ships.

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This segment aired on September 17, 2013.

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