As former DHS secretary, I respect the Secret Service and the importance of the agency’s role. For more than four years, I entrusted my life to Secret Service agents, and I would do so today. Those I worked with were terrific. That said, the recent security lapses are outrageous and unacceptable. The priority now is strong, immediate action to prevent a recurrence and to restore the reputation of the Secret Service as the premier protection agency it aspires to be.