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William Kelly
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/01/16...security-force/

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/articl...iaT1LAD95OI79O0

The multi-agency command center, run by the Secret Service eight blocks from the White House, will have more than 100 officials from 58 federal, state and local agencies overseeing what is likely the largest security operation in inaugural history.

It is the only command center in the Washington area where officials will monitor inaugural activities and public areas via live video feeds from the FBI, Metropolitan Police Department, National Park Service, District of Columbia Transportation Department, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and others.

http://www1.nga.mil/Pages/Default.aspx

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the national Intelligence Community (IC). NGA develops imagery and map-based intelligence solutions for U.S. national defense, homeland security and safety of navigation.

NGA provides timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security objectives. The term "geospatial intelligence" means the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. Geospatial intelligence consists of imagery, imagery intelligence and geospatial (e.g., mapping, charting and geodesy) information.

Information collected and processed by NGA is tailored for customer-specific solutions. By giving customers ready access to geospatial intelligence, NGA provides support to civilian and military leaders and contributes to the state of readiness of U.S. military forces. NGA also contributes to humanitarian efforts, such as tracking floods and disaster support, and to peacekeeping.

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