Security and Resiliency Guide (SRG) and Annexes

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The Security and Resiliency Guide: Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Concepts, Common Goals, and Available Assistance (SRG C-IED) is intended to assist stakeholders to plan and implement C-IED activities within their overall public safety and emergency management approach. The SRG C-IED builds off foundational guidance by providing details specific to countering IEDs, including IED risk information and a series of common C-IED goals and associated tasks, derived from U.S. C-IED policy and input from subject matter experts. In general, entire communities, individual organizations, and specific facility owner/operators can strengthen security and resilience for IEDs by using this guide to: 

  • Understand the IED risk landscape in the U.S. and your locale, including the essential characteristics of IEDs and IED incidents;
  • Apply common IED-specific security and resiliency goals and tasks designed to prevent incidents from occurring, protect people and infrastructure, and help respond and recover safely; and
  • Leverage available U.S. Government programs to build and sustain preparedness, for example through technical assistance and grant programs in the areas of training, information sharing, planning, exercises, personnel, and equipment.
SRG Annexes

The SRG C-IED also has five accompanying annexes that provide stakeholders with a practical framework to examine and strengthen the ability to perform C-IED activities specifically applicable to specific industries. Annexes include:

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  • Healthcare and Public Health Facility Annex—Hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, and medical offices that deliver essential healthcare and public health services to support effective emergency preparedness and response to significant hazards;
  • Lodging Annex—Nongaming resorts, hotels and motels, hotel-based conference centers, and bed-and-breakfast establishments that provide travel accommodations generally for short-term stays;
  • Outdoor Events Annex—Entities that provide the public with a place to meet and gather in outdoor spaces for the purposes of entertainment, education, and recreation (ex. fairgrounds, festivals, theme parks, amusement parks, parades, and marathons);
  • Public Assembly Annex—Arenas, convention centers, auditoriums, cultural properties, movie theaters, and other assets where large numbers of people meet for the purpose of professional education, meeting/gathering, and entertainment; and
  • Sports Leagues and Venues Annex—Sports leagues and teams that use stadiums, arenas, and motor racetracks where people meet for the purpose of viewing sports events.
Additional Information

The SRG C-IED and its annexes can help start or continue a conversation on bombing prevention between leadership, security managers, and staff, empowering all members of an organization to play a role in security. To engage CISA in a discussion on how to increase preparedness to prevent, mitigate, and respond to bombing incidents, please contact or reach out to your local Protective Security Advisor (PSA).

Download the SRG Fact Sheet to learn more. For information about how to use the SRG at your facility, go to the How to Use the SRG Page