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Serial No. 113-73: Mass Gathering Security: A Look at the Coordinated Approach to Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey and Other Large Scale Events, Field Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications of the Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, June 23, 2014   [open pdf - 300KB]

Alternate Title: Serial No. 113-73: Mass Gathering Security: A Look at the Coordinated Approach to Super Bowl 48 in New Jersey and Other Large Scale Events, Field Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications of the Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, June 23, 2014

This hearing testimony is from the June 23, 2014 hearing on "Mass Gathering Security: A Look at the Coordinated Approach to Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey and Other Large Scale Events" held before the House Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Susan W. Brooks: "As the world looks on as millions gather in Brazil to watch the World Cup, the Subcommittee is meeting today to examine the security considerations necessary for mass gatherings. On February 2, 2014, Super Bowl 48 took place less than ten miles from where we are sitting today. That event, which was attended by more than 80,000 and watched around the world by more than 100 million people, is just one of the many large sporting events and gatherings that take place around the country each year. […] In preparation for Super Bowl XLVIII, DHS took the lead in coordinating federal efforts to assist the New Jersey State Police in security operations at MetLife Stadium and the surrounding areas, directing over 13 federal offices and agencies in a massive interagency partnership. This partnership included the FBI, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), FDA, and DoD, among others, all of which were essential in providing safety and security for travel to and from the stadium and security during the event. I am pleased that we are joined by a number of key stakeholders in those planning efforts today. Each of our witnesses has played a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of the public when they attend mass gatherings. I look forward to hearing their perspectives on their successes and challenges in planning for the Super Bowl and Indy 500, including best practices that can be used by those preparing for future mass gatherings." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Andrew McLees, Edward Cetnar, Louis Koumoutsos, John G. Centanni, Dan Grossi, Daniel DeLorenzi, J. Douglas Boles, and Fred S. Roberts.

Report Number:Serial No. 113-73
Publisher:United States. Government Publishing Office
Date:2015
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:U.S. Government Printing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
Format:pdf
Media Type:application/pdf
URL:https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=756131
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