The Acting Secretary released the following statement commending the men and women of the U.S. Secret Service for their efforts to secure the 59th Presidential Inauguration:
National Special Security Event (NSSE)
Expanding the Period of Designation of the 59th Presidential Inauguration as a National Special Security Event
On January 12, Acting Secretary Gaynor issued a memorandum expanding the period of the 59th Presidential Inauguration National Special Security Event to begin on January 13, 2021.
SEAR events are voluntarily submitted special events, which are sent to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Operations Coordination (OPS) by state, local, and federal officials for a risk assessment.
Written testimony of USSS for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing titled “Oversight of the Secret Service”
U.S. Secret Service (USSS) Chief Strategy Officer Tom Dougherty addresses recent USSS accomplishments, the challenges ahead, and the efforts the Director and his staff have undertaken to ensure that the Secret Service is an agency that continuously improves.
The Office of Operations Coordination provides information daily to the Secretary of Homeland Security, senior leaders, and the homeland security enterprise to enable decision-making; oversees the National Operations Center; and leads the Department’s Continuity of Operations and Government Programs to enable continuation of primary mission essential functions in the event of a degraded or crisis operating environment.