He is assisted by a permanent and a parliamentary undersecretary and a considerable clerical staff.
Roving searchlights splashed the Undersecretary with brilliant white light.
She padded towards her desk, where the Undersecretary of Domestic Security's electronic records were maintained within a secured, portable vault the size of her hand.
She snapped the markers indicating her rank—Special Assistant to the Undersecretary of the Domestic Security Service.
Nerves made her movements clumsy while her mind sought some forgotten information about a threat great enough to rouse the Undersecretary and his staff in the middle of the night.