BETSY DEVOS/EDUCATION/SPENDING/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ security detail is projected to cost up to $7.74 million from now through the end of September 2019, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service told POLITICO on Tuesday [10-2-18] night. The Marshals Service said the final cost of protection for DeVos in fiscal 2018 was $6.79 million. That’s more than the $6.54 million officials estimated last year as the maximum for fiscal 2018, which the Education Department at that time deemed a ‘high water mark’ that the agency didn’t plan to exceed. An agreement between the Education Department and the Marshals Service governing DeVos’ protective detail was just renewed for fiscal 2019, which began on Monday [10-1-18]. DeVos’ security detail is provided around the clock by the Marshals Service, which is highly unusual — the past four Education secretaries have been protected by the Education Department’s own small security force.”

Caitlin Emma, “DeVos’ security detail projected to cost up to $7.7M during the next year,” Politico, October 2, 2018 8:56 pm