Secret Service

Former federal officials question Secret Service records retention policy following deletion of Jan. 6 texts


The deletion of Secret Service phone records around the time of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot raises wider questions about the collection of staff cell phone data by federal agencies.

Hicks reinforces DOD record-retention policies after allegations of Jan. 6 text message deletions


Hicks published a memo reinforcing existing DOD record-retention policies around text messages and calling on the CIO to take action to ensure data is captured when devices are turned in.

Lawmakers blast DHS watchdog for abandoning Jan. 6 Secret Service investigation and covering it up


“The Committees have obtained new evidence that your office may have secretly abandoned efforts to collect text messages from the Secret Service more than a year ago."

Lawmakers call on DHS watchdog to step aside from Jan. 6 Secret Service investigation

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Carolyn Maloney, D-NY and Bennie Thompson, D-MS, say Joseph Cuffari failed to notify Congress that the Secret Service had refused for months to comply with the watchdog’s request for information.

Secret Service provided only 1 text on Jan. 6 Capitol attack after phone factory resets


The Jan. 6 committee wants proof the Secret Service secured and performed forensics on 24 employees' phones.

Cryptocurrencies compound federal efforts to curb federal fraud


FBI, Secret Service, USCIS and National Security Council officials describe the unprecedented scale of federal financial fraud, and data tactics to prosecute it.