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1 Department of Homeland Security Site Assistance Visit (SAV)

2 Department History and Mission Created by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 –Activated on March 1, 2003 –Absorbed 22 agencies Mission –Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States –Reduce Americas vulnerability to terrorism –Minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur

3 Organization Contingency Planning & Support Division Infrastructure Partnership Division Risk Management Division Staff Director Assistant Secretary Infrastructure Protection Chemical & Nuclear Preparedness & Protection Division Homeland Infrastructure Threat Risk Analysis Center Under Secretary National Protection and Programs

4 Risk Management Division Organization Program Support Branch Field Operations Branch Plans and Policy Branch Risk Analysis Branch Staff Director RMD Director RMD Deputy Director Interagency Management Branch

5 Risk Management Division (RMD) Mission Mission Statement The Risk Management Division will reduce the Nations vulnerability to terrorism and deny the use of critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) as a weapon by developing, coordinating, integrating, and implementing plans and programs that identify, catalog, prioritize (using a risk-based approach), and protect CI/KR in cooperation with all levels of government and private sector partners.

6 RMD Vulnerability Identification and Reduction Efforts Vulnerability Identification Self- Assessment Tool (ViSAT) Buffer Zone Protection Plan Comprehensive Review Site Assistance Visit (SAV)

7 The SAV is an information gathering visit Strictly voluntary This visit is non-regulatory and is not an inspection, audit or test There is no pass - fail grade Site Assistance Visit (SAV)

8 Provide information to fulfill DHS mission Identify and document Critical infrastructure/Key Resource vulnerabilities Provide information for protective measures planning and resource allocation Identify and document protective measures for HSAS threat levels Provide private sector with key information (comparative statistics, feedback, lessons learned, best practices) Objectives

9 Agenda Opening Comments Introductions DHS In-Briefing Overview of Facility Preliminary Question and Answer Session Facility Tour Follow-up Question and Answer Session Out-Briefing Site Assistance Visit (SAV)

10 Whats in it for the site? Free Federally-Funded Assessment –All Hazards Approach Government Subject Matter Expertise in the areas of: –Government Coordination –Crisis / Emergency Management –Physical Security, Assault Planning –Cyber Security, Operational Security –Infrastructure Interdependencies and Systems Effects Increased Coordination with State and Local LE - Fire-EMS Increased Awareness of Vulnerabilities Options for Consideration

11 Open source review Protective measure resources Links to useful reference materials Links to useful organizations Threat information Open source threat information Critical Asset Identification Vulnerability considerations Options for considerations Site Assistance Visit (SAV) FY2006 Unclassified Report Resulting from SAV

12 Pursuant the Protected Critical Infrastructure Act of 2002 Protects information created in SAV Created by Information Sharing and Analysis Committee Protected from public disclosure Submitted to PCII Office in DHS/HQ for control and storage Only released when originator authorizes it Critical Infrastructure Information Act of 2002 FY2006 Unclassified Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII)

13 Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activity Characteristics and Common Vulnerabilities Preemptive and Protective Actions to Mitigate Vulnerabilities, Reduce the Probability of Successful Attacks, and Eliminate the Need for Special Security Measures Common characteristics, components, and applicable standards Consequences of events Common vulnerabilities Terrorist targeting objectives Activity indicators Increase Awareness & Improve Understanding Other Reports

14 Site Assistance Visit Questions? Bob Winters Protective Security Advisor- Pittsburgh 412-995-3750 Bob.Winters@DHS.Gov

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