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DHS offers stadium tool

To improve security at large-capacity stadiums, Homeland Security Department officials are offering an online self-assessment application for security managers to identify vulnerabilities at such public venues. The Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool (VSAT) is expected to help owners, operators and security managers of large stadiums establish a baseline for each facility, identifying strengths and weaknesses in security programs. The current application is designed for more than 400 large-capacity stadiums, each of which seats more than 30,000 people, but it will be expanded for arenas, convention centers and performing arts centers later this year. VSAT was modeled after similar applications used by the Transportation Security Administration for airports and other transportation facilities and systems, according to a DHS press release. DHS officials worked closely with the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM), the 80-year-old international association representing public assembly facilities, to develop the tool. Full Story

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