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USM sports security experts are Super Bowl bound

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email 

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - While many will be glued to their television screens Sunday to see who wins the Super Bowl, two staff members from The University of Southern Mississippi will be at the game paying attention to something else entirely.

Two staff members from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security at Southern Miss are attending the game to asses some new computer technology.

Both Steve Miller and Hobbie Regan are evaluating a program by the private company Digital Sandbox that identifies potential risks. Through a grant from the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with Digital Sandbox, the USM staffers will help the company demonstrate their product at the Super bowl.

Steve Miller is the Director of Systems Integration at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.

"We are excited to be able to go over there and observe and learn a little bit about this technology," said Steve Miller, director of systems integration at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security. "So we can bring it back here to our center and continue working with Digital Sandbox to finish the research and development and help them commercialize this technology,"

While in Texas, Miller and Regan will also asses the technology at some high-profile events associated with professional football's largest attraction.

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