Appendix 7

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Appendix 7

    DRAFT Washington Infrastructure Protection Plan

    Tab A

    Appendix 4

    Assessment Tools

    ACAMS (Automated Critical Asset Management System) ACAMS is a DHS owned and sponsored CI/KR inventory system used to secure, store and retrieve vital data. ACAMS


    ? Reporting capability for local and national-level data calls on critical infrastructure

    ? Automated generation of Buffer Zone Protection Plans

    ? Uses CARVER and MSHARRPP+V assessment tools

    ? Automated generation pre-incident operational plans for local first responders

    ? Durable search capabilities to customize information in response to situational needs

    CAPRA (Critical Asset & Portfolio Risk Analysis) CAPRA is a University of Maryland / Maryland Emergency Management joint venture. It is a methodology and process that can be

    used to quantitatively assess risks for a single asset, a portfolio of assets or a region to a natural

    disaster or human caused event. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Bilal

    Ayyub, 301.299.9375 or

    CARVER (Criticality, Accessibility, Recuperability, Vulnerability, Effect, Recognizability) is an analytical tool that, if studied and used correctly, will help you get into that pro-active

    mindset and help you protect the assets of your Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource sites.

    CARVER is used to analyze and evaluate your sites’ actual PHYSICAL assets (e.g., rail yards,

    rolling stock, engines, transformers, fuel storage, etc.).

    CARVER2web (Criticality, Accessibility, Recoverability, Vulnerability, Espyability, Redundancy) is available free-of-charge to government agencies and educational institutions.

    The CARVER2web infrastructure analysis system allows for comparison of different types of

    critical infrastructure using a non-technical methodology. It allows government officials to rank

    the importance of CI/KR in a selected jurisdiction.

    HLS-CAM (Homeland Security-Comprehensive Assessment Tool) was developed specifically for the National Guard. It is a full up program presently in use by the WA Army

    National Guard for a number of facilities throughout the state. This tool may not be available to

    entities outside the military.

    MSHARRPP+V (Mission, Symbolism, History, Accessibility, Recognizability, Recoverability, Population, Proximity + Vulnerability) is a prioritization model designed

    specifically for critical assets.

Tab A to Appendix 4 4-A-1 February 2008

    Assessment Tools

    DRAFT Washington Infrastructure Protection Plan

PairPM (Pairwise Program Management) Combines risk management with program

    management in a process for assessing infrastructure risk. For additional information on PairPM

    go to the Setracon, Inc. website at:

    RAMCAP (Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection) the DHS sponsored, RAMCAP methodology consists of several analysis phases with multiple steps in each phase.

    The grouping of the steps into phases has been established primarily based on the organizations

    that are expected to have primary responsibility. In other words, it is anticipated that there would

    be a “handoff” of material and responsibility between phases. However, it is important to have significant interaction among all stakeholders within each phase. For example, while it is

    anticipated that DHS, working with other government agencies, will have the primary

    responsibility for identifying critical assets and the nature of potential threats to those assets, it

    should be recognized that this process requires interaction with asset owners. Additional

    information is at

RAM-W (Risk Assessment Methodology for Water) the course employs the Sandia Labs

    RAM model and though designed for water, RAM-W is applicable to communities and their

    facilities across the board.

Sandia Labs RAM Series (Contact information)

     RAM-D Dams (Cal Yeager, 508-844-4986)

    RAM-C Communities (Cal Yeager, 508-844-4986)

    RAM W Water (water treatment and wastewater) (Jeffrey Danneels, 505-284-3897)

    RAM-WSM Small Water Utilities (Mark Grace at AWWA, 303-347-6193)

     Large Water Utilities (EPA Website)

    RAMT High Voltage Electric Transmission Lines, modified and used for oil lines

     (linear activities) (Betty Biringer, 505-844-3985)

    RAM-CF Chemical Facilities (Cal Yeager 505-844-4986)

    RAM-FE Fossil Energy (Tommy Woodall 505-844-7541)

    RAMPART Property Analysis and Ranking Tool (Regina Hunter 505-844-5837)

    SEA Security Evaluation Assessment, Primarily for USAF/Navy Facilities

    Security VA (Randy Peterson 505-844-5792)

     SS School Security (Gordon Smith 1-888-577-4849)

Tab A to Appendix 4 4-A-2 February 2008

    Assessment Tools

    DRAFT Washington Infrastructure Protection Plan

    VAM VAM for Corrections, focus is prisons escapes and contraband (Chris

    Robertson or Ivan Waddoups, 505-844-4776)

Security Engineering This program requires a week long class on how to conduct

    assessments with protection in mind. It explains how to focus construction to withstand given

    threats and how to upgrade existing structures to resist know threats (bombs, explosives, etc.). It

    is somewhat technical in the application of formulas and determination of different factors.

    Orientation is primarily on the military but has broader application. Course materials provide

    some standard price lists and good reference material. The point of contact is Ms. Kelly Palmer,

    703- 607-9198, at the National Guard Bureau.

    VSAT Water and Wastewater (Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool) self assessment tool requires a two day training seminar. For more info: or visit <> . To order, contact AMSA at 202-833-2672. The EPA paid for all water systems nation-wide to conduct assessments using this tool a few

    years ago. VSAT is sector specific.

NOTE: This is not an all inclusive list nor does this listing constitute endorsement.

If you are aware of additional critical infrastructure sector ISACs, critical infrastructure

    information points, or other industry recognized assessment tools please send that information to

    Jeff Parsons at or call 253-512-7065.

    Tab A to Appendix 4 4-A-3 February 2008

    Assessment Tools

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