SEAR events are voluntarily submitted special events, which are sent to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Operations Coordination (OPS) by state, local, and federal officials for a risk assessment.
National Special Security Event (NSSE)
U.S. Secret Service (USSS) Chief Strategy Officer Tom Dougherty addresses recent USSS accomplishments, the challenges ahead, and the efforts the Director and his staff have undertaken to ensure that the Secret Service is an agency that continuously improves.
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson traveled to Cleveland with U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator Peter Neffenger, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Executive Associate Director Peter Edge to review the operational security and contingency planning in preparation for next week’s 2016 Republican National Convention.
PHILADELPHIA — Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson traveled to Philadelphia to review the operational security and contingency planning in preparation for Pope Francis’ visit next week. Secretary Johnson has designated the Pope’s visit as a National Special Security Event (NSSE), which allows for enhanced cooperation of local, state and federal partners in establishing a safe and secure environment.
On Sept. 19, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will travel to New York to review ongoing security preparations in advance of the 70th United Nations General Assembly and Pope Francis’ visit next week. Secretary Johnson has designated these two upcoming events as National Special Security Events (NSSE), which allow for enhanced cooperation of local, state and federal partners in establishing a safe and secure environment.
The Office of Operations Coordination provides information daily to the Secretary of Homeland Security, senior leaders, and the homeland security enterprise to enable decision-making; oversees the National Operations Center; and leads the Department’s Continuity of Operations and Government Programs to enable continuation of primary mission essential functions in the event of a degraded or crisis operating environment.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today met with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to underscore the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) important collaboration with the city’s leadership and local law enforcement on a range of homeland security-related priorities and issues.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will support security operations for the 57th Presidential Inaugural, coordinating with federal, state and local agencies to secure transportation systems and protected sites surrounding the event.
President Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address tonight. The event has been designated as a National Special Security Event (NSSE), the 10th address on Capitol Hill to receive the designation. Overall, this event is the 37th to be named a NSSE since the designation was established in 1998.