Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office Physical Security Brief


Advance Planning Briefing for Industry

  • 12 pages
  • For Official Use Only
  • February 17, 2009


2008 Success Stories
Entry Point Screening and Access Control
Vehicle Barrier Testing Program

• Retired the current Department of State Anti-Ram Barrier Test Standard, SD-STD-02.01, Revision A, March 2003

• Created ASTM F2656 -07 Standard Test Method for Vehicle Crash Testing of Perimeter Barriers, August 2007

• More robust and practical gauge for barrier testing

• Universally relevant anti-ram performance test standard

• Barrier ratings in relation to a variety of vehicle sizes, impact speeds, and penetration distances

Regal Decision Systems
Evacuation Planning Tool

• Computer-based 3-D model for rapid construction and execution of simulated threat and response scenarios involving large groups of people in public venues

• Allows users to plan and analyze resource requirements, security team deployments, evacuation options and the coordination of necessary law enforcement agencies

• Used for RNC planning

• Further development ongoing to expand breadth of coverage



Subterranean OperationsNew Focus Area

Scope: Tunnels, cave complexes and underground voids represent an asymmetric threat as avenues of approach. Develop capabilities to detect, locate, surveil and disrupt subterranean operations in semi-permissive and non-permissive environments, allowing tactical forces to conduct operations. Develop novel methods to allow operators to exploit subterranean operations and illuminate hostile and/or criminal networks.

Program Areas

• TSWG-wide thrust

• International significance and knowledge base

• Focus beyond detection for operational relevance

FY 2010 Requirement
Ultra-High Resolution Surveillance System

• Wide-area video coverage

• 180 degree field-of-view

• Four pinpoint areas of interest chosen by the operator while maintaining panoramic display

• Target motion-detection and tracking options

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