White House Visitors Database

The Obama administration each month releases a log of people who pass through the White House security system, which also includes visits to the vice president's residence and two executive office buildings. The database has more than 2.5 million entries for the period from January 2009 through May. 31, 2012. The log may include some scheduled visits that did not take place and exclude visits by members of Congress, top officials and others who are not required to sign in at security gates.

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Visitor Date Staffer Location Description
Elizabeth A Ashwell 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Christopher R Austin 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Robert R Beers 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Jason N Benkendorf 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Geoffrey D Berman 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Jennifer A Bickel 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Laura E Bickel 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Jeremiah C Bird 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Abigail P Blunt 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Alexander C Blunt 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Roy Blunt 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Anton J Bockelman 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Edward A Boling 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Danielle S Borrin 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
April L Bowler 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Timothy J Bowler 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Michael W Brasher 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Orlando Brown 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Jack E Buchanan 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Tonio Burgos 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
John G Buscher 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Milton T Buzan 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Megan Cahill 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Lucy Calautti 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Andrew C Carnahan 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Debra A Carnahan 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Russ Carnahan 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Thomas S Carnahan 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
William K Carpenter 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
William J Cates 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Andrew N Cedar 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Derek H Chollet 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Katie M Clark 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Robert G Clark 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
William Clay 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Shonagh Clements 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Jerry Costello 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Matthew P Detch 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
James S Dickerson 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Debbie L Douglas 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Levi G Douglas 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Cheryl L Dozier 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Joann Emerson 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Brian M Epsten 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Michael M Epsten 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Todd H Epsten 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Jason C Ewart 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Steven J Feldstein 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Janet Feltmann 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Brendan M Ferreira 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
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The logs contain the names of people who enter the security gate at the White House, the Old Executive Office Building, the New Executive Office Building and the vice president's residence.

The database was created for internal use and includes some inaccuracies. The name of the person listed as receiving the visitor, for example, is often a junior-level staffer responsible for signing in the visitor, but is not necessarily the person meeting with the visitor. The Washington Post standardized staff names and matched them with the White House salary database to include the employee's title.

The logs released to the public often do not include visits by U.S. lawmakers and top administration officials who are not required to sign in at security gates. If the arrival time next to a visitor's name is blank, it may indicate that a scheduled appointment was changed or the visitor did not show up.

Some visits may be removed by the administration under its disclosure policy, including personal visits to the first family and those that, if disclosed, might compromise national security or law enforcement. The administration can also withhold visits that are deemed "particularly sensitive," such as interviews with potential Supreme Court nominees.

The logs are released on a monthly basis and on a three-month delay, so visits from January will be released in April, for example. The Obama administration began releasing visitor logs in September 2009 under the terms of a court settlement. Some visits that took place between January and September 2009 have been released selectively in response to requests from the public.

The administration initially refused to provide records to the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and others who requested them, saying the logs were not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. In July 2009, CREW filed a lawsuit seeking access to the logs, ending in the settlement creating the database of visitor logs. The group Judicial Watch has brought an additional lawsuit seeking access to all entries in the logs, without exceptions, dating to the beginning of the administration.

SOURCE: Data.gov. GRAPHIC: Emily Chow, Jude Bowman, Greg Franczyk, T.W. Farnam - The Washington Post. Published May 21, 2012.

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