At an undisclosed location in the San Francisco Bay Area, a team of public and private security experts is assembling a pop-up intelligence operations center for Super Bowl 50.
The goal of the multi-agency operation, led by the FBI, is simple: thwart the "bad guys."
"The Super Bowl is one of the few civilian events that gets to be considered a national security event, so it pulls in the full capability of the U.S. government," said Rich Mason, president and chief security officer of Critical Infrastructure, a boutique security consulting firm. "They bring a lot of resources into play."
Others involved include the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Borders Protection and state and local agencies
The man coordinating those efforts on the ground is Mike Sena, director of Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC).
"I am not sure I will be able to sleep during this whole thing," he said. "My biggest fear is we are going to have something break or not work. There's always that Murphy's law — what can go wrong will go wrong."