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Boston Marathon Two Years Later…A Coordinated Effort for Security

Today, approximately 30,000 runners and 500,000 spectators gathered for the 119th Boston Marathon. Since the tragic events of April 15, 2013, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and local officials in the Boston area have strengthened partnerships and coordination to improve overall event security.

National Counter-IED Capabilities Analysis Database logo with dive, SWAT, bomb squad, and K-9 unit symbols.

National Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Capabilities Analysis Database

The National Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Capabilities Analysis Database (NCCAD) is an assessment program that uses a consistent and repeatable analytical methodology to assess and analyze the capabilities of bomb squads, explosives detection canine teams, dive teams, and special weapons and tactics (SWAT) teams.

Cover for the MJIEDSP


The Multi-Jurisdiction Improvised Explosive Device Security Planning (MJIEDSP) Program is a systematic process that helps federal, state, and local emergency response and law enforcement officials to analyze, train, and plan for improvised explosive device (IED) incidents in order to enhance urban area IED prevention, protection, mitigation, and response capabilities.


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