Accession Number:

ADA439225

Title:

Towards a Strategic Approach to Special Events Management in the Post-9/11 World

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

Abstract:

This thesis reviews the literature related to counterterrorism and law enforcement planning for major special events and identifies some of the strategic issues that have emerged in special events management since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The thesis focuses on the subjective and objective components of the systems currently used by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to categorize and resource special events, and it evaluates whether the current approach to major event planning is sufficient for contemporary counterterrorism challenges. The thesis considers how changes in the present system may improve interagency counterterrorism preparedness. Finally, it applies risk management principles to the interagency special event planning process to determine if these principles are useful for developing a rational, politically defensible, and fiscally responsible approach to federal resource allocation for major special events.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Civil Defense
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE