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Accession Number PB2013-109911
Title Inauguration Security: Operations, Appropriations, and Issues for Congress.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 15p
Personal Author C. M. Bailey J. R. Straus S. Reese
Abstract Every four years, in January, the President-elect is sworn in as President of the United States. Presidential inauguration ceremonies are unique public events in the District of Columbia. The inauguration ceremonies are public and, like the President's State of the Union address, they are events in which a significant proportion of the American political leadership is in attendance. Consequently, the inauguration is designated as a National Special Security Event (NSSE) by the Department of Homeland Security. NSSEs are events that require significant security, in part because of the attendance of U.S. and foreign dignitaries and the events public or official nature. Significant funding for inauguration security operations is provided from the U.S. Secret Services National Special Security Event general account. In limited circumstances, however, Congress has also provided supplemental appropriations to reimburse local jurisdictions for inauguration-related activities. Other inauguration spending is less easily identifiable because it is indirect and a part of typical annual appropriations to the relevant agencies. Because of the absence of specificity, substantive policy analysis on costs associated with inauguration security may be limited.
Keywords Appropriations
Government agencies
Governmnet policies
National security
Political systems
President(United States)
Security personnel

Source Agency Congressional Research Service
NTIS Subject Category 70F - Public Administration & Government
70B - Management Practice
92 - Behavior & Society
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number N/A

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