(Updated at 4:10 p.m.) President Joe Biden made a pit stop in Tysons this afternoon (Tuesday) to visit the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which is in a complex off of Lewinsville Road.
According to a pool report, Biden’s motorcade left the White House at 2:11 p.m. and arrived at the ODNI headquarters at 1500 Tysons McLean Drive at 2:26 p.m.
“The president is to meet with DNI Avril Haines and director of National Counterterrorism Christine Abizaid, and then tour the facility before delivering remarks to intelligence community staff,” the pool report from the White House Press Office said.
The presidential motorcade only took 15 minutes to travel the 12 miles from D.C. to Tysons, but the drive across the Potomac still required a temporary shutdown of George Washington Memorial Parkway in the Roosevelt Island area near Rosslyn.
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The director of national intelligence serves as the head of the U.S. intelligence community, which includes the CIA, National Security Agency, and intelligence units in the military and other federal agencies.
The DNI advises the president, National Security Council, the Homeland Security Council, and other officials on issues related to national security, including counterterrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
While the agency typically doesn’t attract many headlines, it did draw some attention last month when the office released a preliminary report detailing all of the information that the intelligence community has gathered on what it calls Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, better known as UFOs.
To the disappointment of many an “X-Files” fan, the report shed little light on the nature or origin of the phenomena.
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