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
Nancy Zirkin 05/10/2010 Barack Obama President White House East Room Large Event With Potus And Co...
Nancy Zirkin 04/27/2010 Christina M. Tchen Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Ww
Nancy Zirkin 01/28/2010 Kareem A. Dale Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Associate Director of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building 430
Nancy Zirkin 12/18/2009 Valencia M. White House Roosevelt
Nancy Zirkin 06/18/2010 Smrthi Sathe Associate Director Old Executive Office Building 226 Discussion Among Several Outs...
Nancy Zirkin 11/05/2010 Sathe Miti Old Executive Office Building 430bc This Is A Meeting For Miti Sa...
Nancy Zirkin 11/05/2010 Sathe Miti Old Executive Office Building 430bc This Is A Meeting For Miti Sa...
Nancy M Zirkin 05/19/2010 Barack Obama President White House S Grounds State Arrival - Mexico**
Nancy M Zirkin 06/15/2010 Jodi A. Gillette Deputy Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Old Executive Office Building 107
Nancy M Zirkin 06/08/2010 Maude L. Baggetto Staff Assistant Old Executive Office Building 428
Nancy M Zirkin 05/19/2010 Barack Obama President White House S Grounds State Arrival - Mexico**
Nancy M Zirkin 04/01/2010 Michael A. Blake Deputy Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Old Executive Office Building 430
Nancy M Zirkin 04/06/2010 Shasti K. Conrad Staff Assistant Old Executive Office Building 430 Bc Outreach Meeting
Nancy M Zirkin 04/09/2010 Christina M. Tchen Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Ww
Nancy M Zirkin 03/01/2010 Rhonda M. Carter Special Assistant to the White House Counsel White House Ww
Nancy M Zirkin 03/08/2010 Christina M. Tchen Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building 430a
Nancy M Zirkin 03/08/2010 Christina M. Tchen Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building 430a
Nancy M Zirkin 02/09/2010 Barack Obama President White House State Floo Black History Reception
Nancy M Zirkin 12/07/2009 Thomisee Jayne Old Executive Office Building 430b/c Internatinal Meeting /
Nancy M Zirkin 12/15/2009 Barack Obama President White House State Floo Holiday Reception/
Nancy M Zirkin 12/04/2009 Gregory B. Craig Assistant to the President and Counsel to the President White House Ww
Nancy M Zirkin 11/12/2009 Christina M. Tchen Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Ww
Nancy M Zirkin 10/14/2009 Matthew A. Tranchin Staff Assistant Old Executive Office Building South Cour Regulatory Reform Briefing
Nancy M Zirkin 10/28/2009 Barack Obama President White House East Room
Nancy M Zirkin 10/28/2009 Barack Obama President White House East Room Hate Crimes Event With Potus**
Nancy M Zirkin 09/18/2009 Kareem A. Dale Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Associate Director of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building 230 Meeting Discussion The Judges...
Nancy M Zirkin 11/10/2010 Kareem A. Dale Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Associate Director of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building Sow 228 Judicial Meeting
Nancy M Zirkin 11/10/2010 Kareem A. Dale Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Associate Director of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building Sow 228 Judicial Meeting
Nancy M Zirkin 11/12/2010 David F. Pope Policy Assistant Old Executive Office Building 530
Nancy M Zirkin 11/12/2010 David F. Pope Policy Assistant Old Executive Office Building 530
Nancy M Zirkin 11/17/2010 Barack Obama President White House Roosevelt This Is Womens Meeting In The...
Nancy M Zirkin 11/17/2010 Barack Obama President White House Roosevelt This Is Womens Meeting In The...
Nancy M Zirkin 12/16/2010 Barack Obama President White House State Floo Gen Recep 5/
Nancy M Zirkin 12/16/2010 Barack Obama President White House State Floo Gen Recep 5/
Nancy M Zirkin 08/04/2011 Kathryn H. Ruemmler Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President White House Ww Per Rhonda Time Changed From...
Nancy M Zirkin 09/12/2011 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Ww 2nd Flo
Nancy M Zirkin 09/14/2011 Derek R Old Executive Office Building 485
Nancy M Zirkin 09/16/2011 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Roosevelt
Nancy M Zirkin 09/21/2011 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Ww
Nancy M Zirkin 09/23/2011 Potus White House East Room Updated Room Per Requestor
Nancy M Zirkin 11/09/2011 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Nancy M Zirkin 12/02/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Nancy M Zirkin 12/06/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Nancy M Zirkin 12/08/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Nancy M Zirkin 01/11/2012 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Roosevelt
Nancy M Zirkin 01/23/2012 Valerie B. Jarrett Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement White House Ww
Nancy M Zirkin 01/19/2012 Kathryn H. Ruemmler Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President White House Ww
Nancy M Zirkin 01/26/2012 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Nancy M Zirkin 02/14/2012 Potus Old Executive Office Building Sca
Nancy M Zirkin 02/09/2012 Potus White House East Room Jonathan Asen Can Add To This...
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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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