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
Thomas Downey 04/21/2010 David F. Pope Policy Assistant Old Executive Office Building 401
Thomas Downey 02/23/2010 Lawrence H. Summers Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council White House Ww
Thomas Downey 12/08/2009 Barack Obama President White House State Floo Who/eop Holiday Reception Gue...
Thomas Downey 12/07/2009 Barack Obama President White House State Floo Congressional Ball - Agency L...
Thomas Downey 12/22/2009 Carol M. Browner Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change White House Ww
Thomas Downey 12/07/2009 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House Ww
Thomas Downey 12/08/2009 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House Ww
Thomas Downey 12/11/2009 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House Ww
Thomas Downey 12/17/2009 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst Old Executive Office Building 100a
Thomas Downey 12/21/2009 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House Ww
Thomas Downey 11/03/2009 Terrell Mcsweeny Old Executive Office Building 222
Thomas Downey 10/20/2009 Jared Bernstein Chief Economist and Economic Policy Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden Old Executive Office Building 222
Thomas Downey 11/19/2010 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House Ww
Thomas Downey 11/19/2010 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House Ww
Thomas Downey 12/06/2010 Barack Obama President White House East Room Holiday Ball Attendees/
Thomas Downey 12/06/2010 Barack Obama President White House East Room Holiday Ball Attendees/
Thomas Downey 12/06/2010 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House West Wing
Thomas Downey 12/13/2010 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House Ww
Thomas Downey 12/14/2010 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House Ww
Thomas Downey 12/06/2010 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House West Wing
Thomas Downey 12/13/2010 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House Ww
Thomas Downey 12/14/2010 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House Ww
Thomas J Downey 04/22/2010 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House West Wing
Thomas J Downey 04/26/2010 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House Ww
Thomas J Downey 04/26/2010 Barack Obama President White House East Room Audience For Sports Team
Thomas J Downey 03/11/2010 Robert Gordon Old Executive Office Building 287
Thomas J Downey 03/17/2010 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House Ww
Thomas J Downey 11/19/2009 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House Ww
Thomas J Downey 11/24/2009 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House West Wing
Thomas J Downey 10/21/2009 Dan Restrepo Old Executive Office Building 307
Thomas J Downey 10/16/2009 Stephen S. Moilanen Policy Analyst White House Ww
Thomas J Downey 10/15/2010 Michael M. Hash Deputy Director Old Executive Office Building 82
Thomas J Downey 10/15/2010 Michael M. Hash Deputy Director Old Executive Office Building 82
Thomas J Downey 12/07/2010 Robert Gordon Old Executive Office Building 287
Thomas J Downey 12/07/2010 Robert Gordon Old Executive Office Building 287
Thomas J Downey 12/10/2010 Bryan Jung Special Assistant to the Director White House Ww
Thomas J Downey 12/10/2010 Bryan Jung Special Assistant to the Director White House Ww
Thomas J Downey 10/06/2011 Terrell Mcsweeny Old Executive Office Building 222
Thomas J Downey 12/14/2011 Nathan D. Tibbits Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel Old Executive Office Building 230a
Thomas J Downey 05/29/2012 Potus White House State Floo
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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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