Security Risks for Obama 2nd Inauguration Have Not Lessened

Washington, D.C., January 17, 2013 – IEM Vice President of Response and Defense, Richard Rowe, Major General US Army (Retired), was interviewed by NBC and Bloomberg News about his thoughts on security for President’s Obama second inauguration taking place January 21, 2013. In 2009, Rowe led the military task force in charge of event security for Obama’s first inauguration.

Rowe warns that we must still remain vigilant because the threat of violence during the inauguration celebration has increased due to technological advancements and the sheer importance of such an event being a highly desired target for terrorists.

Bloomberg news
Smaller Crowd Doesn’t Lessen Threat Focus at Inauguration
Jan 17, 2013 | By Jon Schuppe

NBC Washington News
Authorities Remain Vigilant for Obama’s Second Inauguration
Jan 16, 2013 | By Phil Mattingly

Retired Army Major General Richard Rowe commanded the Joint Force Headquarters–National Capital Region (NCR) during President Obama’s 1st Inauguration. He managed DoD support to the US Secret Service, FBI, and other federal agencies for National Special Security Events (NSSEs) in the NCR from 2007-2009.

View Rich Rowe’s full biography.