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
Robert Raben 06/07/2010 Shasti K. Conrad Staff Assistant White House Ww
Robert Raben 06/14/2010 Alejandra M. Campoverdi Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff White House West Wing
Robert Raben 06/29/2010 David F. Pope Policy Assistant Old Executive Office Building 401
Robert Raben 05/25/2010 Nicholas M. Colvin Special Assistant to the White House Counsel White House Ww
Robert Raben 05/10/2010 Barack Obama President White House East Room Large Event With Potus And Co...
Robert Raben 05/14/2010 David F. Pope Policy Assistant Old Executive Office Building 485
Robert Raben 05/14/2010 David F. Pope Policy Assistant Old Executive Office Building 485
Robert Raben 05/17/2010 David F. Pope Policy Assistant Old Executive Office Building 485
Robert Raben 04/21/2010 Shasti K. Conrad Staff Assistant Old Executive Office Building 230a
Robert Raben 03/08/2010 Christina M. Tchen Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building 430a
Robert Raben 03/15/2010 Alison J. Nathan Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President Old Executive Office Building 532
Robert Raben 02/01/2010 James A. Messina Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Old Executive Office Building 105
Robert Raben 01/12/2010 David F. Pope Policy Assistant Old Executive Office Building 485
Robert Raben 01/28/2010 Kareem A. Dale Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Associate Director of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building 430
Robert Raben 12/08/2009 Barack Obama President White House State Floo Who/eop Holiday Reception Gue...
Robert Raben 12/08/2009 Preeta Bansal General Counsel, Office of Management and Budget Old Executive Office Building 289
Robert Raben 10/21/2009 Kalpen S. Modi Associate Director Old Executive Office Building 350
Robert Raben 10/28/2009 Barack Obama President White House East Room Hate Crimes Event With Potus**
Robert Raben 12/15/2010 Barack Obama President White House State Floo General Reception 3
Robert Raben 12/15/2010 Barack Obama President White House State Floo General Reception 3
Robert Raben 12/08/2010 Barack Obama President Old Executive Office Building S. Court
Robert Raben 12/08/2010 Barack Obama President Old Executive Office Building S. Court
Robert Raben 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...
Robert Raben 08/03/2011 Joshua P. Dubois Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships White House West Wing
Robert Raben 08/16/2011 Christina M. Tchen Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House East Wing
Robert Raben 09/19/2011 Kyle J. Lierman Staff Assistant Old Executive Office Building Sca
Robert Raben 10/14/2011 Alan Hoffman Old Executive Office Building 202a Appt Date Change From 10/11/1...
Robert Raben 10/24/2011 Alan Hoffman Old Executive Office Building 202a
Robert Raben 10/05/2011 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement White House Ww 2nd Flo
Robert Raben 11/22/2011 Alan Hoffman Old Executive Office Building 202a
Robert Raben 11/10/2011 Raul Alvilar Old Executive Office Building South Cour
Robert Raben 04/11/2012 Lisa Kohn Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Robert N Raben 08/10/2011 Valerie B. Jarrett Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement White House Ww
Robert N Raben 08/11/2011 Amy Nielsen Old Executive Office Building 230a
Robert N Raben 12/20/2011 Alan Hoffman White House Ww Navy Mess Reservation
Robert N Raben 12/15/2011 Alan Hoffman White House Navy Mess Navy Mess Reservation Guest
Robert N Raben 02/17/2012 Nicole Isaac White House Mess 17th And State Place Entrance
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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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