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Management Alert - Unclear Rules Regarding Executive Protection Details Raise Concerns (OIG-17-103-MA)

Executive Summary

We determined that two DHS Components – CBP and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) created their own internal authorizations for executive protection details and staffed them without clear legal authority. We made two recommendations to the DHS secretary to direct CBP and ICE to (1) discontinue security details pending a legal review by the DHS General Counsel and (2) develop directive regarding the scope and circumstances  when a security detail is permitted for DHS component heads including the requirements for departmental level authorization; pending the results of the legal review.

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