Acting Director Clancy Testifies Before Congressional Committee on White House Security Upgrades
Nov 19, 2014, 10:49 ET
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Acting Director Joseph P. Clancy testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary on a variety of issues and addressed ongoing efforts to improve security measures at the White House Complex.
In his prepared statement for the committee, Clancy noted that while the Secret Service conducts some of the best law enforcement work in the world, recent events involving misconduct and operational breakdowns require immediate action and long-term reform. To address these issues, Clancy outlined his vision for implementing training and security enhancements, increasing staffing levels, and improving communication within the agency. Clancy also discussed the Secret Service's role in combating transnational cybercrime and other investigative responsibilities. He highlighted the Agency's role in providing protection for approximately 6,000 travel stops, screening over 980,000 members of the public, arresting 6,700 criminals, and preventing $3.0 billion in financial losses through criminal investigations in 2014. He also discussed the agency's lead role in investigating the reported data breaches involving Target, Home Depot, P.F. Chang's, and Michael's.
"The Secret Service remains the world's most respected protection agency, and the protection of the President remains paramount. I assured the Committee, and I want to assure the public, that the past incidents are not treated lightly and will be met with corrective actions and positive change. I look forward to continuing to work with the Department, Congress, and with the Administration to ensure my employees have the necessary skills, training and assets to be successful."
SOURCE United States Secret Service
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