With the Republican National Convention coming to Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the timing cannot be better for a training and workshop to address the critical parts of National Special Security Event planning for major events with a maritime nexus.
Building upon the successes of the last ten conferences on the east and west coasts, Maritime Security 2015 NSSE is the first edition of the Maritime Security program series to focus solely on security planning and execution for National Special Security Events.
Maritime Security 2015 NSSE’s topics of discussion and speakers are carefully chosen to assist law enforcement, government personnel, port representatives, and community leaders prepare for waterside National Special Security Events (NSSE) based on lessons learned from the 2012 Republican National Convention, Super Bowl XXXIX, and other recent NSSEs. Interactive workshop sessions are designed to give all conference participants the actionable knowledge on how to better secure their maritime areas of responsibility, mainly by stressing the importance of collaboration, efficiency, and best practices.
Maritime Security 2015 NSSE will host an exhibition of 20 companies with highly relevant solutions and past performances in NSSE security operations. With an emphasis on building relationships and public/private partnerships, all participants - exhibitors, sponsors, attendees and presenters will have full access to the entire program with no restrictions on meals, special events or sessions.
WHAT IS A NATIONAL SPECIAL SECURITY EVENT (NSSE)
For those not familiar with the term National Special Security Events (NSSE), the following are a few of the factors taken into consideration by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security when designating an event an NSSE:
1. Anticipated attendance by dignitaries - Events which are attended by officials of the United States Government
and/or foreign dignitaries also may create an independent federal interest in ensuring that the event transpires without incident and that sufficient resources are brought to bear in the event of an incident.
2. Size of the event - A large number of attendees and participants generally increases the security requirements. In addition, larger events are more likely to draw the attention of terrorists or other criminals, particularly those interested in employing weapons of mass destruction.
3. Significance of the event - Some events have historical, political and/or symbolic significance that may heighten concern about possible terrorist acts or other criminal activity.