FBI: No 'credible threat' to inauguration weekend

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A spokesman for the Secret Service said that the centralized common was important to help the various agencies involved in providing security for the weekend coordinate.

"They can give us information and then we can ensure that everybody's reading from the same script," agency spokesman Ed Donovan told the network. "And one of the goals for us is to provide as close to real-time information as we can to all these agencies."

More than 20,000 law enforcement officers aided in the inaugural ceremonies in 2009, and a similar number are expected to be deployed this year.