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
Andrew S Buzin 08/12/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing West Wing Tour
Jennifer A Caruano 08/12/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing West Wing Tour
Farida Ganieva 08/12/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing West Wing Tour
Robert J Jackson 08/12/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing West Wing Tour
Ryan Litrakis 08/12/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing West Wing Tour
Scott Litrakis 08/12/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing West Wing Tour
Allison M Abner 08/03/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Anais J Abner 08/03/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Anais J Abner 08/03/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Anthony L Abner 08/03/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Anthony L Abner 08/03/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Fig C Abner 08/03/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Fig C Abner 08/03/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Caroline Atkinson 08/08/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Kevin J Bailey 08/17/2011 Gene Sperling Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Lindsay B Barenz 08/15/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
John L Bellows 08/09/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
John L Bellows 08/11/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
John L Bellows 08/12/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Christopher P Bertram 08/10/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Raphael W Bostic 08/17/2011 Gene Sperling Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Scott E Buckhout 08/11/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Phyllis Caldwell 08/02/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Phyllis Caldwell 08/02/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Phyllis Caldwell 08/02/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Phyllis Caldwell 08/03/2011 Gene Sperling White House Ww
Phyllis Caldwell 08/30/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Phyllis R Caldwell 08/30/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Andrew N Cedar 08/16/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
David D Chait 08/30/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Christopher D Clement 08/17/2011 Gene Sperling Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Christopher D Clement 08/17/2011 Gene Sperling Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Raymond T Dalio 08/02/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Michael L Davis 08/17/2011 Gene Sperling Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Janice C Eberly 08/11/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
John R Fernandez 08/17/2011 Gene Sperling Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Miles H French 08/03/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Michael J Frias 08/17/2011 Gene Sperling Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
John R Gingrich 08/03/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Sean N Greene 08/30/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Lorraine J Hariton 08/17/2011 Gene Sperling Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Jessica R Hertz 08/17/2011 Gene Sperling Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Mona K Jabbour 08/17/2011 Gene Sperling Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Joseph A Jackson 08/17/2011 Gene Sperling Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Barry E Johnson 08/16/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Barry E Johnson 08/17/2011 Gene Sperling Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Barry E Johnson 08/17/2011 Gene Sperling Old Executive Office Building Old Executive Office Building
Joseph G Jordon 08/30/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Roy W Kienitz 08/10/2011 Gene Sperling White House West Wing
Ellen E Kim 08/17/2011 Gene Sperling 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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