Two NCS4 staffers head to the Super Bowl.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - As the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers prepare for the Super bowl on Feb. 6 so are Hobbie Regan and Steve Miller.

Regan and Miller are both staffers at The National Center for Spectators Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) and will be in Arlington, Texas for the Super bowl. .

Regan and Miller will join a team of researchers attending Super Bowl XLV to gather long-range requirements for development of special events risk management. According to NCS4 director Dr. Lou Marciani, the goal is to improve the preparedness addressing the threats and risks to safety and security of highly visible sporting events.

"This is an amazing perk and one I never expected when I joined the center, but I'm actually more excited about the time we'll spend discussing security issues that pertain to possible terrorist attacks," said Regan, assistant project manager at NCS4 who came on board in early January.

The NCS4 team will work closely with representatives from Digital Sandbox, a national company specializing in risk management software.

"Our plan is to add Digital Sandbox risk analysis capabilities into our SportEvac software in the national laboratory here at NCS4," said Marciani. "This will enhance the capabilities of NCS4 in delivering sport event incident management exercises."

As Regan so succinctly stated, "Every day we go without a terrorist incident is a win."

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