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Agency United States Secret Service
Acronym USSS
Hierarchy Department of the Treasury.
URL http://www.ustreas.gov/usss/
Notes The Secret Service is responsible for: the protection of the President, the Vice President, and their families, heads of state, and other designated individuals; the investigation of threats against these protectees; protection of the White House, Vice President's Residence, Foreign Missions, and other buildings within Washington, D.C.; and security design, planning, and implementation at designated National Special Security Events. The Secret Service is also responsible for the enforcement of laws relating to counterfeiting of obligations and securities of the United States, investigation of financial crimes including, but not limited to access device fraud, financial institution fraud, financial identity theft, computer fraud, and computer based attacks against aspects of our nation's financial, banking, and telecommunications infrastructure.