Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Behind the Scenes at Obama's Swearing In

According to the FBI's website as Barack Obama took the oath of office to become the 44th President of the United States, the men and women in the FBI Command and Tactical Operations Center paused briefly to witness the historic event on flat screens around the room for only a few seconds. Before it was back to the business of communicating with agents in the field and the FBI's partners at other command posts around the Washington to continue to monitor the event and to assess any possible threats. The behind the scenes was very high tech by the looks of things with control centers spread out around Washington to control the army of law enforcement officers, including FBI agents.

According to the FBI they started planning for the security 6 months before the actual day took place. The FBI website states that the Secret Service takes the lead for the inaugural security, but issues dealing with terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, etc are the FBI's responsibility.

Photos are from a FBI press release.

Click to view full story on the FBI website

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