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CIKR Programs 

Automated Critical Asset Management System (ACAMS): 

ACAMS is a web-enabled information services portal that helps state and local governments build critical infrastructure and key resource protection programs in their local jurisdictions. ACAMS provides a set of tools and resources that help law enforcement, public safety and emergency response personnel:

  • Collect and use CI/KR asset data;
  • Assess CI/KR asset vulnerabilities;
  • Develop all-hazards incident response and recovery plans; and
  • Build public-private partnerships.

ACAMS is a secure, online database and database management platform that allows for the collection and management of CI/KR asset data; the cataloguing, screening and sorting of this data; the production of tailored infrastructure reports; and the development of a variety of pre- and post-incident response plans useful to strategic and operational planner and tactical commanders.

The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management provides ACAMS to partners at no cost. For more information contact TIIPP at tiipp@iowa.gov.

Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) Program: 

The PCCI Program is an information-protection program that enhances information sharing between the private sector and the government. The Department of Homeland Security and other federal, state and local analysts use PCII to:

  • Analyze and secure critical infrastructure and protected systems;
  • Identify vulnerabilities and develop risk assessments; and
  • Enhance recovery preparedness measures.

If the information submitted satisfies the requirement of the Critical Infrastructure Information Act of 2002, it is protected from:

  • The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA);
  • State and local disclosure laws; and
  • Use in civil litigation.

PCCI cannot be used for regulatory purposes and can only be accessed in accordance with strict safeguarding and handling requirements.

Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP): 

The BZPP is a Department-administered infrastructure protection grant program to help local law enforcement and first responders identify and mitigate vulnerabilities at the highest-risk critical infrastructure sites. A buffer one is the area outside a facility that an adversary can use to conduct surveillance or launch an attack. BZPP provides funding to local law enforcement for equipment acquisition and planning activities to address gaps and enhance security capabilities. The program brings together private sector security personnel and first responders in a collaborative security planning process that enhances the buffer zone. The Plan helps local law enforcement and first responders:

  • Define the boundaries of an appropriate buffer zone extending outward from the facility and identify assets that may be targeted and specific threats and vulnerabilities associated with the site.
  • Analyze first responders' terrorism prevention and critical infrastructure protection capabilities.
  • Develop preventive and protective measures that make it more difficult for terrorists to successfully target and attack CI/KR sites.
  • Apply grant resources that enhance the planning, equipment, and training needed by local law enforcement to mitigate site and buffer zone vulnerabilities.
  • Strengthen partnerships among federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments and critical infrastructure owners and operators.

Integrated Common Analytical Viewer (iCAV): 

The iCAV is a secure, web-based geospatial visualization suite of tools that integrates commercial and government-owned data and imagery from multiple sources. Using iCAV NextGen and DHS Earth, federal, state and local homeland security partners can establish comprehensive situational and strategic awareness. When the data layers and information feeds are overlaid with imagery, iCAV users are able to view the impact of threats, natural and man-made disasters, population centers that could be impacted, and the resources available to respond and recover from an event.

Access: There is no iCAV specific account. Anyone with a Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) username and password may access iCAV NextGen and DHS Earth from https://icav.dhs.gov.

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