Biden officials discuss Inauguration Day with acting heads from national security agencies Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 5, 2021

Senior Biden-Harris Transition national security and homeland security officials on Monday morning met via videoconference with designated acting heads and career staff from national security agencies to discuss the security situation surrounding Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. and around the United States.

“This meeting, chaired by incoming Homeland Security Advisor Dr. Liz Sherwood-Randall and temporary advisor to the transition on homeland security Lisa Monaco, reviewed the current operational posture for the Washington, D.C. region and the nation,” the Biden transition said in a readout of their meeting.

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It added: “Career officials from the National Security Council, the Secret Service, the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, the National Counterterrorism Center, the Department of State, the Department of Treasury, the Department of Defense and other agencies briefed participants on the current security situation and the pace of interagency coordination with state, local, and industry partners.

“Participants affirmed the importance of continued close coordination in the period leading up to and including Inauguration Day, and expressed gratitude for the men and women of the National Guard, law enforcement, and career services who are supporting efforts to ensure a peaceful transition.”

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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