Hearing touches on Secret Service problem: Work culture

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                Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is questioned by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, as she testified before the House Oversight Committee in its examination of a security breach at the White House. The agency that protects the president and his family is under scrutiny after a man climbed over a fence, sprinted across the north lawn and dashed deep into the executive mansion before finally being subdued. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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                A Secret Service police officer stands outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Earlier, President Barack Obama said the Secret Service does 'a great job.' He says he is grateful for the 'sacrifices' the service performs on his behalf and on behalf of his family. Obama made his comments Monday in the aftermath of Friday's security breach, when an intruder managed to jump the north fence of the White House and escape capture until he was inside the North Portico entrance of the presidential mansion. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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                U.S. Representative John Mica (R-FL) holds up an ADT security sign as he questions U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on 'White House Perimeter Breach: New Concerns about the Secret Service' on Capitol Hill in Washington September 30, 2014. U.S. lawmakers scolded the head of the U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House, and Director Julia Pierson promised them it would never happen again. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

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