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Members of the Secret Service Uniformed Division keep watch from the front of the White House on September 23, 2014. Eariler, an armed man scaled the fence and entered the residence.      (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Members of the Secret Service Uniformed Division keep watch from the front of the White House on September 23, 2014. Eariler, an armed man scaled the fence and entered the residence. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face tough questions today in the wake of revelations that fence jumper Omar Gonzalez made it much farther into the White House than previously thought.

After a series of Secret Service mishaps in the past few years, including a prostitution scandal in Colombia and a fumbled response to a White House gunman in 2011, Pierson will have to answer doubts regarding the Secret Service’s culture and accountability.

NPR's Washington correspondent, Brian Naylor, joins Here & Now's Robin Young with what to expect at the hearing.

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This segment aired on September 30, 2014.

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