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Examining Ongoing Challenges at the U.S. Secret Service and their Government-wide Implications, Joint Hearing Before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management and the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, November 17, 2015   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is a testimony compilation of the November 17, 2015 hearing on "Examining Ongoing Challenges at the U.S. Secret Service and their Government-wide Implications" held before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management and the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency. From the opening statement of Sen. James Lankford: "At the outset, it is important to acknowledge the essential security role that the Secret Service fills, and its ongoing dedication to our country. However, the recent history of high profile and embarrassing scandals at the Service and the latest DHS Inspector General [IG] findings of wrongdoing cannot be swept under the rug. The IG's investigation reveals that unauthorized database searches of protected information began during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing in March of this year. In the days that followed, many at the Secret Service continued to misuse their authority to access the sensitive employment history of Chairman Jason Chaffetz. The IG's report noted 60 instances of unauthorized access to the database by 45 Secret Service employees that violated the Privacy Act as well as internal and DHS policies." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James Lankford, Joseph P. Clancy, John Roth, and Joel C. Willemssen.

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