Management Alert - Unclear Rules Regarding Executive Protection Details Raise Concerns (Redacted) [open pdf - 8MB]
From the overview: "As a result of whistleblower complaints, we examined the use of executive security and logistics details by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) component leadership. We determined that two DHS components - Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) - have created their own internal authorizations for executive protection details, staffed them, and funded them, without clear legal authority. Because these security details incur substantial monetary and personnel costs, provide transportation and logistical services not necessarily tied to any demonstrated security concern, and are often authorized by those receiving the services, these details give the appearance to some observers of being more related to executive convenience and status than protection. Since they operate without departmental guidance or written approval, and are subject to the appearance of impropriety, and have significant cost implications, we make several recommendations at the conclusion of this memorandum."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-17-103-MA
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/