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The parties may be less lavish and the crowd thinner for Obama's second inauguration, but the security and logistics effort remains enormous. More than 40 federal and state law enforcement, transportation and public service agencies, along with military units, will be deployed for the Jan. 21 public ceremony. The U.S. military will have more than 1,500 representatives lining the parade route, according to the Joint Task Force National Capital Region. The Federal government appropriation to the District of Columbia for 2013 inauguration costs, most of which involve security, is $9.8 million, according to a Congressional Research Service report.