Two weeks after the Secret Service forced out 4 top officials, lawmakers ask if one more should have gone.
The Secret Service has spent years studying the threats drones pose, but officials said the agency isn’t able to easily identify and stop a typical one.
The man later called the Secret Service and explained that he never intended for his “quadcopter” to breach White House security, investigators said.
The event highlighted the potential dangers.
Are host countries happy about it? And how much does it cost?
The system was so unreliable at times last year that the Secret Service shut it off for several months.
The agency’s removal of its most senior officials and the retirement of two others would gut much of the Secret Service’s upper management, which has been criticized for a string of security lapses.
Recent security lapses can be traced to growing post-9/11 demands, combined with tight budgets and the loss of experience — leaving a weakened agency.
An independent review called for deep changes, including a higher fence around the White House.
Joseph Clancy testifies in Congress that he has taken steps to improve accountability at the agency.