Every now and then I drive by a dam on the Columbia that has a small visitor's center. For the last few years a sign near the dam that points the way to the visitor's center has had below it a smaller sign with the cryptic phrase "Enhanced Security." What this means I have not figured out. Perhaps it's meant to make visitors feel safer, knowing that the operator's security team will be watching out for their safety while they visit. Perhaps the sign is meant to steer prospective terrorists away from this location and to dams without enhanced security.
When I passed by last week I noticed that the security has indeed been enhanced - the visitor's center is closed, keeping out the taxpayers and the terrorists alike. I feel safer already.