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Exercise of National Threat Advisory System at College Park, MD and Washington, DC on August 31


On Friday, August 31, 2018 between 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., a  scheduled exercise of the National Threat Advisory System will take place at the National Archives at College Park (Archives II) and Washington, DC (Archives I).

There is no specific or credible intelligence indicating any threat at this time against any National Archives facility. However, this is a required exercise aimed at training security personnel in order to be prepared in the event of an actual elevated threat alert.

Archives I and II Shuttle Bus

  • IDs will be checked, and hand-carried items will be inspected before passengers board the shuttle bus.

Archives II Vehicle Access

  • The main access roadway will be divided into two inbound lanes. Researchers will be directed to the right lane. Signs and security officers will be positioned in the roadway to direct traffic,  check identification, and inspect vehicles.
  • All vehicle occupants (except National Archives shuttles and Metro buses) will be subject to a 100-percent ID check. The driver and any passengers should be prepared to show government-issued IDs.
  • The pedestrian circle at the front of the building will be closed to all vehicle traffic, except Metro buses, National Archives shuttle buses, and authorized armored car service.
  • All drop-offs and pick-ups from private or hired passenger vehicles or hotel shuttles will occur in the top area of the parking garage. Anyone who calls for a taxi or hotel shuttle must notify the security officers at the front lobby desk so the vehicle may be authorized to pass through the Adelphi Road gatehouse checkpoint. Unauthorized vehicles will be turned away.