As you are aware, the COVID-19 virus is disrupting operations and travel across the world, and requires organizations to revise their risk management plans. The University of Southern Mississippi continually updates its operational guidance based on federal, state, and local public health guidelines, including the Governor of Mississippi's executive orders. In order to promote the health of Mississippi residents, USM's administration has directed University faculty and staff to work from home. Faculty and staff are restricted from traveling, and visits are prohibited to any USM locations. In order to comply with these administrative changes and travel restrictions, the NSSL has suspended its lab activities, including lab tests and product reviews, until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to resuming work with you when we are able to do so.
The National Sport Security Laboratory (NSSL) exposes practitioners, researchers, and students to a fully outfitted research, training, and operation center with integrated safety and security technologies. The NSSL derives its unique position through its connectivity to each of the university's three main sports facilities. The M.M. Roberts Stadium (football), Reed Green Coliseum (basketball), and Pete Taylor Baseball Park (baseball) serve as technology, training, and exercising extensions of the lab. The university applies sport safety and security best practices in an environment uniquely designed to integrate people, processes, and technology. Students, practitioners, and solution providers can explore the problems of today and effort to solve the problems of tomorrow.
The NSSL is an operational multiagency coordination center, designed to provide an optimal environment for research, validation, training and operations. A complete list of integrated hardware is available here.
The state-of-the-art audio/visual system allows users to seamlessly coordinate, display, and disseminate information. Lab tested technologies are made available for training, operations, and experimentation. Practitioners can explore and train with capable solutions, while students can build an understanding of the role technologies play in safety and security.
The Official Control Room Integrator of the NSSL