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
Timothy F Hannegan 02/23/2010 Heather R. Zichal Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Old Executive Office Building 82
Timothy F Hannegan 10/26/2009 Martha B. Coven Special Assistant to the President for Mobilty and Opportunity Policy Old Executive Office Building 485
Timothy F Hannegan 10/14/2010 Robert Gordon Old Executive Office Building 530
Timothy F Hannegan 10/14/2010 Robert Gordon Old Executive Office Building 530
Timothy F Hannegan 12/09/2010 Dab Kern Old Executive Office Building 421
Timothy F Hannegan 12/09/2010 Dabney Kern Old Executive Office Building 421
Timothy F Hannegan 12/09/2010 Dab Kern Old Executive Office Building 421
Timothy F Hannegan 12/09/2010 Dabney Kern Old Executive Office Building 421
Timothy F Hannegan 08/23/2011 Sam Kass Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Timothy F Hannegan 08/04/2011 Heather R. Zichal Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Old Executive Office Building 228
Timothy F Hannegan 09/09/2011 Nick Sinai New Executive Office Building 5235a
Timothy F Hannegan 10/12/2011 Kristy Daphnis New Executive Office Building 10103
Timothy F Hannegan 10/04/2011 Michael A. Strautmanis Special Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building 115
Timothy F Hannegan 10/27/2011 Jason L. Furman Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy White House West Wing
Timothy F Hannegan 11/02/2011 Jason L. Furman Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy White House West Wing
Timothy F Hannegan 11/01/2011 Gregory S. Nelson Deputy Director of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building 112
Timothy F Hannegan 11/18/2011 Douglas J. Mckalip Senior Policy Advisor Old Executive Office Building 404
Timothy F Hannegan 11/01/2011 Gregory S. Nelson Deputy Director of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building 115
Timothy F Hannegan 11/01/2011 Jonathan K. Carson Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building 115
Timothy F Hannegan 12/13/2011 Lauren Kelly Old Executive Office Building South Cour
Timothy F Hannegan 12/02/2011 Douglas J. Mckalip Senior Policy Advisor Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Timothy F Hannegan 12/14/2011 Potus / White House State Floo
Timothy F Hannegan 01/17/2012 Potus / White House East Room
Timothy F Hannegan 01/11/2012 Gregory S. Nelson Deputy Director of Public Engagement Old Executive Office Building Sca
Timothy F Hannegan 01/27/2012 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Timothy F Hannegan 01/11/2012 Potus White House Residence
Timothy F Hannegan 01/11/2012 Potus White House Residence
Timothy F Hannegan 02/09/2012 Heather R. Zichal Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Old Executive Office Building 234
Timothy F Hannegan 02/17/2012 Gregory S. Nelson Deputy Director of Public Engagement White House West Wing West Wing Tour
Timothy F Hannegan 03/16/2012 Portia Wu Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
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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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