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:
- 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 OBP@cisa.dhs.gov or reach out to your local Protective Security Advisor (PSA).