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Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to the THE 58th PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

With the upcoming Presidental Inauguration, I have decided to create a blog post on how to have the coolest Inauguration Day ever! So we will start out with a morning Presidental  Daily Briefing with open source information. The following websites are the real deal! Deep open source geopolitical open source information!
The following links are modeled after the "The President's Daily Briefing."

Official United States Government Daily Sources of Threat Assessment.

https://www.dhs.gov/publication/daily-open-source-infrastructure-report
Department of Homeland Security Open Source Daily Briefing.

https://www.fema.gov/email

Federal Emergency Management Agency Daily Situation Reporting as well as a score of other fantastic information.

https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html
Travel Warnings from State Department.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/archive.asp
United Nations Daily Report.


http://threatbrief.com/subscribe-to-the-daily-threat-brief/
The Daily Threat Brief is an open source intelligence report modeled after the concept of the President’s Daily Brief (PDB).Every day the analysts of Cognitio succinctly provide insights into global risk and security issues in ways that can reduce your personal and business risks and inform your strategic decision making.To ensure you never miss a report sign up for the Threat Brief above.
http://www.imgsecurity.com/ic/site/hotspots/dib.html

Daily Briefing Page from Global Secur. For your worldwide travel needs.

For a really cool Global Security Map visit Pinkerton
http://www.pinkerton.com/risk-index/

Here are some other global incident maps in case you want to create a "Situation Room" in your home.

United States House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee Map
https://homeland.house.gov/map/
http://threatmap.fortiguard.com/
Cyber Security Map

I have included a map to give the reader an idea of what these maps look like


====================These are not daily briefings but they are geopolitical websites

PAID AND FREE GEOPOLITICAL MONITORING

https://www.stratfor.com/free-reports

Good global information. Also, offer in-depth paid service. Above is a direct link to the free service.

https://www.gisreportsonline.com/

Another great free/paid intelligence report.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/

Good information site.

https://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/
https://www.intelligenceonline.com/


 If you are a technology nut like me, then you might want to grab a pair of Google Cardboard certified VR goggles. The event will be broadcast in 360 panorama view. Also, make sure you download the app in advance!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pr/2017/01/13/usa-today-network-livestream-inauguration-vr/96558072/

For a more in-depth look at the technology behind the event visit

http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/nikon-keymission-360-inauguration-live-stream/

For those that are looking to really get into the moment, you still have time. http://amzn.to/2iyCv1o 
Amazon has everything from POTUS flags to Presidental Seals that are rugs! With Prime shipping you should be good.

For history buffs that want to get into spirit of the day, Ebay is a great tool.

After the swearing in ceremony, comes the lunch
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/01/17/whats-menu-trumps-first-presidential-meal/96680436/ 

I'm thinking Red Lobster

After the lunch comes the traditional passing of the etched glass

For those that have a bar or like glassware that is fancy and has the Presidential Seal
http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/american-glassware-s/2213.htm


Weather at this time is not looking good!
Monitor local and regional weather websites for up to date information. See the #ISS over Washington on Thu Jan 19, 5:59 AM #SpotTheStation via @NASA https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/viewsocial.cfm?country=United_States,region=DC,city=Washington
For those in Knox County, Tennessee

See the #ISS over Knoxville on Fri Jan 20, 6:41 AM #SpotTheStation via @NASA https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/viewsocial.cfm?country=United_States,region=Tennessee,city=Knoxville



Next, for police scanner radio traffic, download 12 pages of the most comprehensive guide you will find anywhere
http://henney.com/chm/0117/chm0117.pdf

However, with all the protests that may or may not happen, keep an eye on social media.

For live streams online visit
https://www.romper.com/p/how-to-watch-the-inauguration-because-there-are-plenty-of-ways-if-you-dont-have-tv-29298

Safety Concerns

For those wondering how safe it is around The White House?
https://spotcrime.com/dc/washington#1600%20Pennsylvania%20ave%20washington%20dc
http://crimedc.com/alerts
To quickly monitor Twitter for any breaking hashtags
https://ritetag.com/best-hashtags-for/inauguration
http://statweestics.com/stats/show/%23inauguration/



For those that wish to monitor the air traffic
https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KDCA

Finally, for the best way to end the night, I personally recommend attending the Chili Supper Celebration. It is the must go to event of the night! In fact, in order to strengthen the promotion of this event, in cooperation with http://Brianhornback.com we have created a forwarding url that is easy to remember and will lead the readers right back to this page. Simply visit http://whitehouse.party

That is right my fellow readers, this party is going to be so awesome that we decided to dig deep and get an awesome domain  name (truth is it cost me 88 cents!)

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