The official residence of Vice President Biden, on the grounds of the Naval Observatory in Northwest Washington, is about to get an expensive security upgrade.
The Department of the Navy plans to install a 10-foot-high ornamental fence and additional security checkpoints around the vice presidents residential compound. The security upgrades consist of approximately 1,600 linear feet of new ornamental security fence, two new guard houses, four new gates, five new wedge vehicle barriers, and one relocated guard house. The project will cost at least $1.7 million, according to a Navy spokeswoman.
The new fence and security checkpoints will closely resemble the existing security system that encloses the campus of the Naval Observatory.
The new security fence would replace the existing cable barrier that separates the vice presidents property from the rest of the Naval Observatory, and would prevent people on foot from gaining access to the vice presidents residence.