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
Laura Brounstein 06/04/2010 Annmarie Tomasini Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Alison M Goedecke 06/14/2010 Benjamin E. Milakofsky Special Assistant to the Cabinet Secretary Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Karen C Irish 06/14/2010 Benjamin E. Milakofsky Special Assistant to the Cabinet Secretary Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Damian Kokinda 06/30/2010 Valentine Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Katherine Lewis 06/04/2010 Annmarie Tomasini Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Eric F Pond 06/14/2010 Benjamin E. Milakofsky Special Assistant to the Cabinet Secretary Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Gary L Sydnor 05/13/2010 Dickey Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Debra S Brown 05/20/2010 Tim Quinn Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Heather Klemick 05/28/2010 Daniel Kilduff Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Albert Mcgartland 05/28/2010 Daniel Kilduff Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Catherine D Wallacebooker 05/10/2010 Maryellen C. Mcguire Senior Policy Advisor for Education Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Joshua S Luger 05/10/2010 Katherine Oyama Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Stephen D Hannan 05/20/2010 Tittle Peoples Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Kimberly A Hawkins 05/25/2010 Maria A. Thomas Staff Assistant Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Jeremiah Kelley 05/14/2010 Lauren K. Thorbjornsen Executive Assistant Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Ann Widger 05/19/2010 Patrick M. Whitty Executive Assistant Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Kristen L Arnold 05/24/2010 Jonathan Stier Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Richard Capparell 05/24/2010 Jonathan Stier Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Marissa L Mommaerts 05/24/2010 Jonathan Stier Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Kristin E Schrader 05/24/2010 Jonathan Stier Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Scott A Stephanou 05/24/2010 Jonathan Stier Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Blake W Synnestvedt 05/24/2010 Jonathan Stier Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Dillion R Clark 04/01/2010 Dean Henderson Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building Tour
Karmen A Clark 04/01/2010 Dean Henderson Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building Tour
Linnea S Clark 04/01/2010 Dean Henderson Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building Tour
Lyndon H Clark 04/01/2010 Dean Henderson Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building Tour
Saydie A Clark 04/01/2010 Dean Henderson Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building Tour
Taite H Clark 04/01/2010 Dean Henderson Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building Tour
Brian Greer 04/02/2010 Katherine Shaw Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Scott Jones 04/06/2010 Scott Jones Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Glenn S Anderson 04/08/2010 Campbell Spencer Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Joshua W Brandt 04/08/2010 Campbell Spencer Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Cindy E Peruchietti 04/08/2010 Campbell Spencer Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Michael A Prusi 04/08/2010 Campbell Spencer Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Samuel Thomas 04/08/2010 Campbell Spencer Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Sara A Odinetz 04/10/2010 Lisa August Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Guy Felte 04/12/2010 N/a Jones Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Brian Chapman 04/12/2010 Wes Brubaker Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Judi Damell 04/12/2010 Wes Brubaker Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Chaminda I Jayatilake 04/12/2010 Wes Brubaker Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Femi Jinadu 04/12/2010 Wes Brubaker Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Anthony Kesslak 04/12/2010 Wes Brubaker Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Carl Kohlmeyer 04/12/2010 Wes Brubaker Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Sameera Meegoda 04/12/2010 Wes Brubaker Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Juan Rodriquez 04/12/2010 Wes Brubaker Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Patrick Rush 04/12/2010 Wes Brubaker Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Joyce Walker 04/12/2010 Wes Brubaker Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Sama Wanigasundara 04/12/2010 Wes Brubaker Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Rebecca W Vanderslice 04/13/2010 Michael R. Wear Executive Assistant to the Executive Director Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Pamela H Refling 04/14/2010 John Refling Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building West Wingtour
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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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