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  • U.S. Secret Service needs more training, outside leader: WSJ, citing report

    The U.S. Secret Service needs more staff, better training and a leader from outside to steer an agency that has become too insular, according to an independent review cited on Thursday by The Wall Street Journal.
  • Factbox: U.S. Secret Service's reputation dented by embarrassments

    The U.S. Secret Service, charged with guarding the lives of presidents, their families and other dignitaries, is considered one of the elite protective agencies in the world but it has had its share of failures and embarrassments in recent years. An...

    U.S. House oversight panel to probe Secret Service breaches, culture

    The House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee will conduct a bipartisan investigation into the U.S. Secret Service next year, the panel's new chairman, Republican Jason Chaffetz, said on Thursday. Chaffetz and the panel's top...

    U.S. Secret Service too insular, needs outside leader, more agents: review

    The U.S. Secret Service needs an outsider to overhaul the insular agency, beef up staffing and improve training - after building a higher fence around the White House, an independent review concluded on Thursday. An executive summary of the highly...

    Report on White House security: Need higher fence, new leadership

    WASHINGTON A panel charged with reviewing the Secret Service following a series of security breaches is recommending significant changes to the fence that surrounds the White House to make it more difficult to climb, including raising it by about 5 feet,...