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Congress seeking answers in Secret Service incident

Lawmakers say the Secret Service won't let them hear from four employees who witnessed an episode outside the White House in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving into a secure area without authorization.

Tags: Congress , House , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee ,

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:20am EDT

Combating cybersecurity threats at the US Secret Service

What are the key cybersecurity threats and challenges facing the nation? What is the U.S. Secret Service's doing to combat these cyber threats? Is the cybersecurity function ready to be professionalized across the nation? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Ronald Layton, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Secret Service.

Tags: Michael Keegan , Business of Government Hour , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Ron Layton ,

Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:52pm EDT

Fresh problems for Secret Service: Are leaders doing enough?

The latest in a string of baffling missteps by the Secret Service prompted fresh questions Thursday about whether the Obama administration has done enough to root out deep-seated problems plaguing the agency - and President Barack Obama's decision to put an insider in charge despite his administration's own review that called for exactly the opposite.

Tags: Joseph Clancy , Barack Obama , White House

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:36am EDT

Obama picks Clancy as Secret Service director

Tags: Joe Clancy , people

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 03:09pm EST

DHS shutdown, furloughs dominate subcommittee hearing

A House subcommittee hosted a hearing Thursday to discuss emerging threats and technologies, but the topic that dominated conversation was whether the Homeland Security Department would be funded after Feb. 27.

Tags: House , House Homeland Security Committee , House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies , DHS , cybersecurity , budget , cromnibus , continuing resolution , Bennie Thompson , CBP , furloughs , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 06:12pm EST

No. 2 official in Secret Service loses job in agency shakeup

The deputy director of the Secret Service, who managed day-to-day operations during scandals that badly tainted the agency, will resign his position but will be allowed to accept another unspecified federal job within the Homeland Security Department, the government said Monday.

Tags: DHS , Alvin Smith , ICE

Monday - 02/09/2015, 06:17pm EST

Cheri Cannon, Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

Just two weeks ago, the acting head of the secret service removed four long-time executives. That brought the number of assistant directors sacked or demoted to six. The moves follow a series of embarrassing incidents of agent misconduct and ineptitude, culminating in the resignation of director Julia Pierson. How does an agency with such a proud history get into this situation? Cheri Cannon is a federal employment attorney with the law firm Tully Rinckey. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some insight.

Tags: Cheri Cannon , Tully Rinckey PLLC , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Julia Pierson

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 09:16am EST
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