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  • Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies: Altered Standards of Care in Mass Casualty Events
    "In August 2004, a meeting of a number of the foremost experts in the fields of bioethics, emergency medicine, emergency management, health administration, health law and policy, and public health was convened by the Agency fo… more
  • Changing Homeland Security: A Strategic Logic of Special Event Security
    "Most American communities will never host a large-scale event, but the lessons learned from providing security at major events, such as the Olympics, can be scaled to other events. These lessons may also help guide homeland s… more
    Bellavita, Christopher
  • Essentials for Leaders: Operation Partnership: Trends and Practices in Law Enforcement and Private Security Collaborations
    "Operation Partnership: Trends and Practices in Law Enforcement and Private Security Collaborations is intended to help law enforcement and private security organizations develop and operate effective partnerships to address i… more
  • Mass Gatherings/Special Events Topic Collection
    "Thousands of pre-planned mass gatherings and special events occur each year across the country and abroad. […] Unfortunately, in today's environment, special events attended by large numbers of people may be considered as ter… more
  • Sports Venue Security: Public Policy Options for SEAR 4-5 Events
    From the thesis abstract: "Although the United States made considerable advances in improving sport venue security following 9/11, many sporting events remain vulnerable to attack. The perceived lack of threat to smaller venue… more
    Gehring, James M.

Government Reports & Hearings

  • 2008-2009 Presidential Transition: National Security Considerations and Options [April 21, 2008]
    "A presidential transition is a unique time in America and holds the promise of opportunity, as well as a possible risk to the nation's security interests. The 2008- 2009 election marks the first presidential transition in the… more
    Rollins, John
  • Committee on Homeland Security Majority Staff Report Examining: Public Health, Safety, and Security for Mass Gatherings
    Chairman Bennie G. Thompson of the House Committee on Homeland Security, charged the Democratic Majority staff to examine and observe a number of different mass gathering events to identify areas where additional homeland secu… more
  • Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: United States Secret Service After-Action Review of Inaugural Security (Redacted)
    The Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) states the following about the contents of this DHS Inspector General Report: "This report addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the United States Secret Se… more
  • National Special Security Events [March 24, 2009]
    "Major events that are considered to be nationally significant may be designated by the President--or his representative, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-- as National Special Security Events (NSSE).… more
    Reese, Shawn
  • Planning and Managing Security for Major Special Events: Guidelines for Law Enforcement
    "The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) was directed by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004, to submit a report to Congress on 'best practices' developed by law enforcement t… more
    Connors, Edward
  • Protecting Houses of Worship Event Resource Guide
    Taken from the Introduction: "Although not the first, the June 2015 shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal [A.M.E.] Church in Charleston, South Carolina, that left nine parishioners dead was another dreadful remin… more
  • Serial No. 110-124: The Challenge of Protecting Mass Gatherings in a Post-9/11 World: Hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, July 9, 2008
    From the opening statement of Bennie G. Thompson: "When Americans think of mass gathering events, the Super Bowl, the national conventions and the Pope's recent visit come to mind. How the Department of Homeland Security manag… more
  • 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
    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 Homel… more

Guidelines & Plans

  • Commercial Facilities Sector-Specific Plan: An Annex to the NIPP 2013
    In the context of this report, NIPP stands for National Infrastructure Protection Plan. From the Executive Summary: "The Commercial Facilities (CF) Sector is made up of an extremely diverse range of sites and assets where larg… more
  • Recommendations for First Amendment-Protected Events for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
    "As articulated in the United States Constitution, one of the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment is the right of persons and groups to assemble peacefully. Whether demonstrating, counterprotesting, or showing support f… more


  • International Association of Venue Managers: Academy for Venue Safety & Security [website]
    "The Academy for Venue Safety & Security (AVSS) is a dynamic, two-year school built to train venue and event managers, security professionals, and other key personnel involved in every aspect of venue safety and security. The 20… more