Inauguration of President Barack Obama

Presidential Inaugurations are designated National Security Events by the Department of Homeland Security, requiring all appropriate agencies to exercise due diligence to prevent attacks and prepare to respond to any incidents. For the inauguration of President Barack Obama on Jan. 20, 2009, NGA personnel embedded with the U.S. Secret Service, the FBI, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Defense applied  precise and real-time geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) to fulfill their partners’ critical needs. NGA teams delivered high-resolution commercial satellite imagery, airborne imagery and immersive imagery (hand-held or ground view photography) of event venues to mission partners, rendering a 360-degree view of their operational environment.