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US Secret Service: Under What Office?

Hello, I am having a dispute with a classmate and need someone who is an expert on US Government to determine who is right or wrong.

I believe that a US Secret Service Agent is classified as part of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. Initially they were part of the US Treasury Dept. and today are classified under the Dept of Homeland Defense. Am I correct?

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You are not correct. The Secret Service is still under the Direction of the Secretary of the Treasury. Remember a large part of the Secret Service mission is to secure the currency and full faith and credit instruments of the US ...

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The solution was created to help a student in determining the hierarchy and the office of government that is in charge of the US Seceret Service. The solution is short and concise but provides the necessary information to settle the argument described (see long description).