What is Secret Service?

  • (noun): The United States intelligence agency that protects current and former presidents and vice presidents and their immediate families and protects distinguished foreign visitors; detects and apprehends counterfeiters; suppresses forgery of government securities and documents.
    Synonyms: United States Secret Service, US Secret Service, USSS, SS

Secret Service

A secret service describes a government agency, or the activities of a government agency, concerned with the gathering of intelligence data. The tasks and powers of a secret service can vary greatly from one country to another. For instance, a country may establish a secret service which has some policing powers (such as surveillance) but not others. The powers and duties of a government organization may be partly secret and partly not. The organization may be said to operate openly at home and secretly abroad, or vice versa. Secret police and intelligence agencies can usually be considered secret services.

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Lindsay Shonteff - Biography
... Levine re-edited and retitled The Second Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World with a new title song written by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen and performed by Sammy ... Who Loved Me and Kevin McClory's projected James Bond of the Secret Service in 1976, Shonteff returned to the secret agent fold with his superspy now calling himself Charles Bind in Number One of the ...
Secret Service (2008 Video Game)
... Secret Service, (also known as Secret Service Ultimate Sacrifice) is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Cauldron HQ and published by Activision Value for Microsoft Windows ...
Salt (2010 Film) - Plot
... At the funeral, she takes down Secret Service squads, explodes the floor below the Russian president, so he falls to her in the basement ... Shnaider launches a suicidal attack, so the Secret Service and Winter move the president to the underground bunker ... aborts the strikes, just before Peabody and Secret Service agents capture her ...
Secret Service
... A secret service describes a government agency, or the activities of a government agency, concerned with the gathering of intelligence data ... The tasks and powers of a secret service can vary greatly from one country to another ... For instance, a country may establish a secret service which has some policing powers (such as surveillance) but not others ...
T-Mobile USA 3G - Information Security
... customers included members of the United States Secret Service ... Secret Service informant identified Jacobsen as part of "Operation Firewall" which provided evidence that Jacobsen had attempted to sell customer information to others for identity theft ... T-Mobile USA and the Secret Service did not elaborate on the methods Jacobsen used to gain access but sources close to the case indicated that Jacobsen ...

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