The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, Olympic Games and Paralympic Games demanded a national level of security preparation and consistency. A multi-agency National Olympic Co-ordination Centre (NOCC) acted as the single interface between Government and emergency responders, local authorities and security agencies at local and national levels to prepare for and respond to security risks to Olympic venues, events and critical national infrastructure.
The NOCC comprised 18 Government agencies and a core staff of operations, plans, intelligence and logistics specialists, working to support a nationally consistent approach to safety and security operations. The key to success was the design of an Information Exchange Model to ensure intelligence and information was available to agencies and individuals, the primary customer being the Home Secretary, in a timely manner in order to support security and resilience decision-making.
This effort required project leadership, requirements management and the technical and operational design to ensure the NOCC delivered national security preparedness and advice to exacting quality standards. This included the training of more than 400 multi-agency staff and the design of national level testing and security test events.