Read first bullet to the audience. This is a program a supporting IT system developed for first responders for pre-incident prevention and protection to identify their critical infrastructures. A methodology developed by first responders for first responders At the same time it satisfies DHS’s strategic requirements to identify and collect CI/KR (critical infrastructure/key resources) This methodology assists the first responder with building a relationship with the asset manager. The more effort put into this relationship the more information that will come out which will result in a more thorough assessment. LA PD has played a fundamental role in DHS’s ability to satisfy the first responder requirements at the same time satisfy their strategic requirements
The PCII Program is a tool necessary to achieve the level of trust between the asset manager and the first responders. PCII is only one piece of the program; it’s only one tool on a tool belt and this tool belt also includes the relationship with the site owner and first responder. The bottom line is, the moment a piece of information is entered into ACAMS it is PCII protected!
We leverage the close relationship between CI/KR and the first responders that protect, defend, and respond to them on a daily basis This approach is more bottom up by leveraging that need for communication and coordination among first responders. Trust relationships are easier to form between the asset manager and the first responders. The goal is to use that relationship to gather accurate information that is ultimately going to be delivered to the first responders so that they can provide the best protection possible to the asset.. The focus of the program today is the collection and delivery of information useful for the deterrence, protection, and defense.
This slide goes over ACAMS tools and capabilities.
Constellation/Automated Critical Asset Management System (C/ACAMS) Infrastructure Information Collection Division Office of Infrastructure Protection National Protection and Programs Directorate U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) Program, managed by the DHS PCII Program Office, is designed to encourage private industry and others with knowledge about our critical infrastructure to share sensitive and proprietary business information about this critical infrastructure with the federal government
Critical Infrastructure Information (CII) Act (2002) prevents disclosure of PCII under:
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
State and local sunshine laws
Civil litigation proceedings
C/ACAMS and Operation Archangel have implemented business processes and an automated workflow to ensure that PCII information is correctly received, validated, and disseminated in accordance with the CII Act
All C/ACAMS training is provided via the CI/KR Asset Protection Technical Assistance Program (CAPTAP)
CAPTAP is an approved technical assistance program certified and financially supported by FEMA/NPD
CAPTAP sessions are requested through a request-driven process initiated by States and Urban Areas
CAPTAP assists state, local officials develop and implement comprehensive asset protection programs using C/ACAMS as a “force multiplier”
CAPTAP service includes a five-day, on-site session with follow-up consultation, as needed
Provides attendees with an on-site assessment walk-through at a CI/KR site
To date, 1106 have attended the CAPTAP and approved for access to use C/ACAMS, with another 1000 projected during FY08
C/ACAMS Current User Base By State 63 558 3 5 5 32 22 6 9 36 36 24 20 15 5 25 33 35 States (plus DC) Approved for PCII Access 15 States Not Approved for PCII Access 13 States with data loaded on ACAMS Local Entities Approved for ACAMS Access Indianapolis Police Department Seattle Police Department 1 1 1 4 7 MA (53) CT (3) DE MD (12) DC (45) 1 1 3 2 1 38 10 11 1 3 2 2 3 1106 C/ACAMS Users as of Nov 01 ~24000 Assets Entered as of Nov 01