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secret service

a government agency or department that conducts intelligence or counterintelligence operations
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Secret Service

provides security for U.S. presidents. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2466]
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By means of cable messages and the co-operation of the European secret services, he traced Gluck's course along the Mediterranean and found that in every instance it coincided with the blowing up of coast defences and ships.
Some 6,000 Secret Service employees are among the 800,000 federal workers not receiving salaries.
It is unclear whether the finding of a bomb near the Clinton's residence and the two packages intercepted by the US Secret Service are separate incidents or interconnected.
The individual is not currently tied to the incident but the Secret Service said the person would be questioned about the shooting.
Pierson's watch -- allowing the president to ride in an elevator with an armed security guard unknown to the Secret Service, and having an intruder penetrate deep into the White House -- were bad.
He plays tearaway Eggsy who is recruited by dapper secret agent Harry Hart (Colin Firth) to become a member of an elite secret service. When technological wizard Valentine (Samuel L Jackson) threatens mankind, Eggsy must put his training to the test.
Before leading the Secret Service, Alles gained experience with U.S.
Murray, a career member of the Secret Service. He is set to take over as the Secret Service Director next month.
The White House, Department of Homeland Security and Secret Service did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Reuters.
The departure of the Secret Service chief comes amid a broader shake-up in the Department of Homeland Security.
Bush and our Secret Service family have shown towards our son."