02/09/2010

US, Canada gear up for tight Olympic security

U.S. officials have a $4 million communications complex for LEOs and other agencies will keep track of threats

By Kevin Johnson
USA Today

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A few days before the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the doors to a nondescript warehouse will open here without fanfare.

Inside the refurbished, low-slung structure, U.S. officials have constructed an elaborate, $4 million communications complex where law enforcement, public health and military analysts representing 40 agencies will scrutinize potential threats to the Olympics.

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