Obama In The SCIF

March 28th, 2011 by in Images

A rare photo of President Obama in his mobile secure tent known as a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility, or SCIF, was published onto the White House Flickr account a week ago.

In the photo, President Obama is in a hotel room in Brazil being briefed on the situation in Libya via a secure conference call.  According to an article from the BBC, the SCIF may just look like a blue tarp, but it is actually completely soundproof, windowless, and “made from a secret material which is designed to keep emissions in and listening devices out.”

White House Flickr