Accession Number : ADA546792

Title :   Command and Control Concepts and Solutions for Major Events Safety and Security: Lessons Learned from the Canadian Experience with Vancouver 2010 and G8/G20 Events

Descriptive Note : Conference paper

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)

Personal Author(s) : Guitouni, Adel ; Wood, Donna

Report Date : JUN 2011

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Planning and execution of major events safety and security operations is a very complex. Major events are often led, planned and executed jointly by many government departments and agencies in collaboration with several other actors of the civil society. Command and Control (C2) of major events can be viewed as systemic execution of collective collection, collation and analysis of information, planning, decision-making, coordination, execution and sustainment of operations and activities carried out by several agencies governed by different jurisdictions. Moreover, C2 constructs for major events spans across many domains (or pillars), each involving a set of heterogeneous and multi-jurisdictional agencies and organizations. Therefore, coordinating and integrating many stakeholders C2 operating constructs are very complex and require huge efforts, good will and important resources. Based on the empirical lessons observed from Vancouver 2010 and G8/G20 events held in Canada during 2010, it appears that cross agencies communication, coordination, collaboration and integration are key conditions for a successful C2 of major events. Shared situation awareness, common intent, trust in distributed teams, communication and information sharing strategies are key enablers for major events C2 effectiveness. In this paper, we report on major event safety and security C2 constructs and concepts. We discuss its implementation based on lessons learned from the Canadian experience.

Descriptors :   *SECURITY, *CIVIL AFFAIRS, *SAFETY, *COMMUNITY RELATIONS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, SOCIETIES, DISTRIBUTION, CANADA, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), SHARING, PLANNING, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, AWARENESS, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, MANAGEMENT, STRATEGY, DECISION MAKING, POLICIES, LESSONS LEARNED

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE