Robert E. Rubin
Secretary of the Treasury


Ronald K. Noble
Under Secretary of the Treasury (Enforcement)


The Honorable Robert Carswell
The Honorable William T. Coleman, Jr.
The Honorable Charles W. Duncan, Jr.
General David C. Jones, USAF (Ret.)
Dr. Judith Rodin
The Honorable William H. Webster


David L. Douglass - Executive Director

R. Keith Walton - Deputy Director

Barbara Mack Harding - Deputy Director

Elisabeth A. Bresee - Director

Lewis A. Grossman - Assistant Director

James E. Johnson - Assistant Director

Neil V. McKittrick - Assistant Director

Alison M. Tucher - Assisstant Director

Erik H. Werth - Special Assistant

Lorraine Rooks Cary - Writer-Editor

Ina W.E. Boston - Intelligence Specialist

Gail V. Harris-Berry - Office Manager

Adrian Olson - Managemmt Information Specialist

Shana Dixon - Management Program Technician

Loretta P. Veres - Assistant Office Manager

Robert M. McNamara Jr. - Counsel to the Review

Note on the Background Information Provided

The following background information provides a brief description of the underlying facts of the September 12, 1994 plane crash and the October 29, 1994 shooting incident. In addition, it describes the methodology employed by the White House Security Review to investigate these and other incidents and to examine the security of the White House Complex from air and ground incursions. Letters from the Advisory Committee and the Office of the Inspector General attesting to the thoroughness and impartility of the Review immediately follow this Note. Major recommendations from the Classified Report are included where it was possible to do so without compromising the security of the President and the White House Complex. Lastly, a history of the evolution of Presidential security is included to give perspective to the incidents and issues investigated by the Review.

The background information contained herein was extracted from the Classified Report of the White House Security Review. The Classified Report is classified in its entirety at the Top Secret level. It contains the complete and detailed analysis of the findings and recommendations of the Review. The Classified Report is over 500 pages long, with an Appendix of over 260 pages containing reports from the consultants and experts,; As well as Other documents. The Classified Report includes a detailed discussion, analysis and critique of the Secret Service's response to each of the incidents reviewed; a broad and detailed discussion of air security and sound security at the White House; and a discussion and analysis of the Secret Service's Intelligence Operation. In addition, at the conclusion of each chapter of the Classified Report, the Review made numerous specific recommendations pertaining to the Corder incident, the Duran incident, air security, ground security, and intelligence.

The extreme sensitivity of some of the material contained in the Classified Report necessitates a strict limit on the number of copies. Only two copies of the Classified Report exist. Finally, some information that the Review gathered was deemed so sensitive that it is not contained in the Classified Report and will be reported to the secretive, the President, and the Congress in oral briefings only.

In addition to these precautions taken regarding the information included in the Classified Report, steps have also been taken to ensure the continued security of the Classified Report and the information contained in it, after the completion of the Review. The Department of the Treasury and the Congressional Oversight Committees have agreed that the Report will be reviewed only in the Specially compartmented Intelligence Facility (SCIF) of the United States Congress. The Department of the Treasury and Congress have taken these steps to ensure the continued security of the sensitive information learned during the Review.

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