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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - John Cardarelli Ii
In a little conference room in an airplane hangar in Northern Virginia, about a half a dozen government scientists spent much of this past weekend analyzing the air around and above the nation's capital as hundreds of thousands of people arrived to celebrate President Obama's inauguration.
"Here's the difference," he said.
"This is commercial, off-the-shelf technology, it's state of the art and almost all other foreign countries that are flying, they're flying these very same systems," said John Cardarelli II, a health physicist with the Environmental Protection Agency.