Secret Service praised, but 'faster draw' urged

The Secret Service responded well to the March assassination attempt against President Reagan but there is plenty of room for improvement, a Treasury Department report concluded. A team directed by the agency's general counsel listed 11 recommendations for tightening presidential security, including an automatic buildup of security forces in the aftermath of a threat.

The report called for more power for the Secret Service to demand help from other agencies, supervision of the Secret Service by high Treasury officials, and tight controls on information about presidential security and travel arrangements.

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