Episode 53: DHS Secretary Napolitano on Stadium Security

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SIW Radio, Episode 53: DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano discusses stadium security

This week's program is brought to you live from New Orleans, La., where the University of Southern Mississippi's National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security is hosting its annual conference, organized by Dr. Lou Marciani. On today, Aug. 2, 2010, this first day of the conference, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addressed the attendees of the NCS4 conference to speak about the role of DHS in the security of our nation's sports venues. In this address she also provides an update on the efforts to mitigate and control the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Secretary Napolitano is introduced by Todd Keil, assistant secretary for infrastructure protection with DHS.

The core messaging from Secretary Napolitano is about the need to expand public-private partnerships between DHS, law enforcement and stadium and sporting organization operators, and as part of that partnership, she called for the sports industry to adopt and champion the "See something, Say something" public security awareness campaign the DHS has recently become engaged in.

If you'd like to learn more about the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security, visit their website at www.ncs4.com. You can also find excellent coverage of NCS4 in the February 2009 issue of Security Technology Executive magazine where NCS4 was the cover story.

Finally, to stay up to date on security at sport stadiums via our Venues & Arenas news section of SecurityInfoWatch.com. To contact us, email podcast@securityinfowatch.com. Follow us on Twitter where we are SIWRadio. You can subscribe to the free SIW Radio podcast program on iTunes as well.