How to Use the Security and Resiliency Guide


Stakeholders can use the Security and Resiliency Guide: Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Concepts, Common Goals, and Available Assistance (SRG C-IED) in specific ways, such as to:

  • Conduct risk and capability analysis (including Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)) that considers IED risks. Understanding how an IED threat may manifest in a community or potential target location helps stakeholders, including owner/operators or public safety planners, assess preparedness needs and drive capability development.
  • Develop or enhance an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) with IED incident-specific information. EOPs define the scope of public safety and emergency management preparedness activities necessary for an entire government jurisdiction, within an organization, or at a specific facility.
  • Take action to enhance security and resilience for IED incidents at a facility or venue. This may include the development of facility-specific IED incident EOP, preparedness improvement plan, or employee training.
  • Develop a security plan for a special event. Special events can stress the resources of a jurisdiction, organization, or specific facility. Coordinating physical protective measures, screening, and search and detection techniques with local authorities into a comprehensive security strategy reduces site vulnerabilities and strengthens protection of event participants.
  • Provide personal security guidance to personnel, employees, visitors, or patrons. Some C-IED activities are appropriate for anyone, such as reporting suspicious activity and responding safely to a bomb threat, suspicious item, or IED detonation.

For more information on the SRG C-IED and its annexes, please visit the SRG page