A tall security fence stands in front of the White House on Nov. 4, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
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January 14, 2015 5:33 PM EST

Four top officials at the U.S. Secret Service are being dismissed from their posts, NBC News confirmed Wednesday.

The Washington Post first reported the shake-up, which comes after much scrutiny following lapses in security in the agency that protects the President and his family.

Secret Service sources tell NBC News that acting director Joseph Clancy has told the four top-level officials they will be removed from their current positions. A senior Administration official adds that the four individuals are being reassigned within the agency. No timeline has been announced.

“Change is necessary to gain a fresh perspective on …

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