Finally, a security breach at the White House that does not appear to be the fault of the Secret Service -this time. A drone crashed onto the grounds. Fortunately, it was harmless. That it penetrated the perimeter at all illustrates the magnitude of the responsibility the Secret Service has. Show More Summary
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An inebriated, off-duty employee for a government intelligence agency was piloting a friend's quadcopter near the White House when he lost control of the drone, he confessed to the Secret Service. The unnamed employee of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency texted friends that he feared it had crashed at the White House. Show More Summary
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"A man who says he operated a drone that crashed on the White House grounds early Monday is an employee of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, according to law enforcement officials. He told Secret Service investigators that he had been drinking at an apartment nearby before he lost control of the craft, the officials said."The NYT reports.
WAPO: Drone incident at White House highlights long-studied, still-unsolved security gap. “The intrusion by a recreational drone early Monday onto the White House lawn exposed a security gap at the compound that the Secret Service has spent years studying but has so far been unable to fix, according to several officials familiar with the concern.” […]
President Obama has come under fierce criticism over his stepped-up use of drone attacks, even drawing criticism from kill-crazy Republicans, but sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, the tables were turned, and a drone made its way through White House air space and onto the grounds. The Secret Service discovered the device, described as [...]
A drone that crashed on the White House grounds Monday, causing a brief lockdown, was a two-foot wide remote-controlled quadcopter that is sold in stores, officials said. According to a Secret Service spokesman, a uniformed division officer stationed on the South Grounds of the complex “heard and observed” the device flying at a low altitude,…
The Secret Service has recovered a device from the White House grounds, but early indications suggest that it doesn’t pose an ongoing threat, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said.
The Drug Enforcement Administration did nothing to warn employees against off-duty misbehavior after a federal review found that DEA agents helped Secret Service officers hire prostitutes during a 2012 trip to Cartagena, Colombia. Overall,...Show More Summary
Police and Secret Service were unable to catch the vehicle from which shots were fired
How did the once-respected agency fall so far? And can new leaders turn it around?
Acting Director Joseph Clancy has told the four top-level officials they will be reassigned within the agency
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Nice. "No media," one tweet says. @redsteeze I was just looking at the pic again. It does look that way. pic.twitter.com/TQjH5rSHIb— Sarah Stevenson (@sarahrstevenson) December 20, 2014 If he got his Secret Service detail to dress up as elves, then...
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YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER FENCE: Review: Secret Service needs outside leader, more agents. The report makes a number of other recommendations, chiefly ensuring that the safety of the president and others remains the agency’s sole priority. It calls for the department to do more to hold officers accountable and improve training. The report also […]
They always blame the fence.
An independent review into the practices of the U.S. Secret Service following several high-profile security breaches this year faults the agency for failing to maintain high training and accountability standards. The executive summary of the classified report details recommendations for the beleaguered agency, which allowed a mentally disturbed man armed with a knife to enter…
A group of experts advising the Secret Service on how to provide better protection to the White House has offered its recommendations, and topping the list is building a taller fence.