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Baltimore UASI
Capabilities
Assessment
Process
November 21, 2013
MADRA
Laurel, MD
Introduction

Steve Davis – Project Consultant,
Baltimore Urban Area Strategic Planning
Project
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Brian Bauer, Chair UASI...
All Hands Consulting

3
What is UASI?
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Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI = Waa-Cee)

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Homeland Security Grant Program intended to
enhance ...
The Baltimore UASI


The Baltimore Urban Area Working Group (UAWG) has
managed over $80 million in federal grants since 2...
National Capital Region


The NCR Urban Area is ranked 4th behind NYC, LA, and
Chicago

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Over $560 million since 2003

...
Maryland


The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
works with both the Baltimore and NCR UASIs as well as
the res...
Risk Solutions International LLC

CONFIDENTIAL

8
National
Preparedness
System

9
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Our Approach
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Assess threats/hazards



Base plans on the most severe:
– Review and estimate
outcomes, impacts, and
tar...
What is THIRA?
Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk
Assessment (THIRA)
THIRA is a risk-assessment process that:


He...
THIRA

FEMA Guidance uses a four step process

All Hands Consulting

12
State Preparedness
Report (SPR)
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SPR serves as a capability
assessment
Uses a five point scale

Rate POETE with...
Planning Process
Stakeholder workshops to:
 Estimate outcomes, impacts, and targets
 Estimate resource requirements
 Co...
Organizational Structure

15

15
Recovery

Whole Community (LEPC,
CERN, Etc.)

S

S

S

P

S

S

S

S

Public Information and Warning

S

S

S

S

P

S

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Threats and Hazards
These are those threats and hazards of
the greatest concern for stressing the
limits of our capabiliti...
Strategic Planning


Strategies are a requirement of the UASI Program



These describe the mission, vision, goals and
o...
Whole Community


A government-centric
approach to emergency
management is not enough



We must leverage all of the
res...
Maryland Prepares


Maryland developed the “Maryland
Prepares” App



The app provides important
information and tools t...
Maryland PSIP


Maryland developed Private Sector Integration
Program (PSIP) to:
– Incorporate the private sector into th...
Maryland OSPREY
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OSPREY Operational
Situational Picture
for Response to an
Emergency



GIS maps will
facilitate inform...
Regional Integrated Transportation Information System
RITIS: UM CATT Lab Data
sharing, dissemination, and
archiving system...
Regional Integrated Transportation Information System
RITIS: Data sharing,
dissemination, and archiving
system .
Dashboard...
Questions?

Web Resources
Urban Areas: UrbanAreas.org

Baltimore UASI: Emergency.BaltimoreCity.gov
NCR: CapitalRegionUpdat...
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THIRA process presentation for MADRA 11 21-13

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Review of regional efforts to assess and build capabilities in the Baltimore region. Discusses the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment and the State Preparedness Reporting process as well as Maryland initiatives for preparedness. Presented at the MADRA meeting.

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THIRA process presentation for MADRA 11 21-13

  1. 1. Baltimore UASI Capabilities Assessment Process November 21, 2013 MADRA Laurel, MD
  2. 2. Introduction Steve Davis – Project Consultant, Baltimore Urban Area Strategic Planning Project  Brian Bauer, Chair UASI Whole Community Committee  Tom McNeal, Chair UASI Recovery Committee All Hands Consulting 2
  3. 3. All Hands Consulting 3
  4. 4. What is UASI?  Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI = Waa-Cee)  Homeland Security Grant Program intended to enhance regional preparedness in major metropolitan areas  UASI supports regional collaboration and is meant to assist in the creation of regional systems for prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery All Hands Consulting 4
  5. 5. The Baltimore UASI  The Baltimore Urban Area Working Group (UAWG) has managed over $80 million in federal grants since 2003  DHS places the Baltimore region in the top 25% of urban areas with respect to asset-based risk  Not only as a potential target for terrorist but as an entry point for staging activities All Hands Consulting 5
  6. 6. National Capital Region  The NCR Urban Area is ranked 4th behind NYC, LA, and Chicago  Over $560 million since 2003  Obvious target based on strategic and symbolic value  The UAWG oversees regional coordination and a security strategy to increase preparedness. All Hands Consulting 6
  7. 7. Maryland  The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) works with both the Baltimore and NCR UASIs as well as the rest of the State of Maryland enhance preparedness  Maryland Emergency Preparedness Program (MEPP).  Similar Strategy and THIRA process  Works with Baltimore and NCR to identify the preparedness needs and implement projects to fill those gaps All Hands Consulting 7
  8. 8. Risk Solutions International LLC CONFIDENTIAL 8
  9. 9. National Preparedness System 9 9
  10. 10. Our Approach  Assess threats/hazards  Base plans on the most severe: – Review and estimate outcomes, impacts, and targets for all core capabilities – Identify resource requirements – Identify shortfalls – Set priorities for improvement All Hands Consulting 10
  11. 11. What is THIRA? Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) THIRA is a risk-assessment process that:  Helps the whole community identify and understand likely vulnerabilities  Reduces duplication of efforts by building on risk assessment efforts already in place All Hands Consulting 11
  12. 12. THIRA FEMA Guidance uses a four step process All Hands Consulting 12
  13. 13. State Preparedness Report (SPR)     SPR serves as a capability assessment Uses a five point scale Rate POETE with and without mutual aid Include gaps and recent advances 1/27/2014 (5) 100% Capable (4) (3) (2) (1) No Capability 0% Not assessed 13 13
  14. 14. Planning Process Stakeholder workshops to:  Estimate outcomes, impacts, and targets  Estimate resource requirements  Conduct a capabilities estimation  Perform a gap analysis using SPR  Prioritize capabilities to enhance All Hands Consulting 14
  15. 15. Organizational Structure 15 15
  16. 16. Recovery Whole Community (LEPC, CERN, Etc.) S S S P S S S S Public Information and Warning S S S S P S S S Operational Coordination S S S P S S S S S S S Prevention/Protection All Baltimore UASI Proposed Committee Structure Interoperable Technology (Data, Comms, Cyber, Public Information and Outreach Emergency Management (Planning) Law Enforcement Prevention and Protection Committees have responsibility for specific core capabilities Health and Medical (incl AFN)  Special Operations (IMT, US&R, HazMat, TRT, MMRS, Planning Committees to Capabilities Forensics and Attribution P Intelligence and Information Sharing P Interdiction and Disruption P Screening, Search, and Detection P Access Control and Identity Verification P Cybersecurity S Mitigation Assess respective capabilities Physical Protective Measures P  S S Risk and Disaster Resilience Assessment P Threats and Hazard Identification Critical Transportation Environmental Response/Health and Safety S S S P S P P S P S S S S S S S S S S S S S P S P S P S S P S Operational Communications S Public and Private Services and Resources S Public Health and Medical Services Situational Assessment HazMat (BUASI Capability to include CBRNE Detection, Response, and Decontamination) Fire Incident Response Support (BUASI Capability to include Firefighting, Rescue, Evacuation, etc.) SWAT (BUASI Capability for Special Weapons and Tactics response to terrorist and/or criminal threats) P S S S S Explosive Device Response (BUASI Capability for explosive device-related incident response and mitigation) P P P P S S S S S S S S S S S S P S P S P S S S S S Economic Recovery All Hands Consulting S P On-scene Security and Protection Sustain capabilities S Long-term Vulnerability Reduction Mass Search and Rescue Operations Response Prioritize improvements S P Mass Care Services Recovery  S S Community Resilience Fatality Management Services Identify gaps S P P Infrastructure Systems (Response Focus)  S P Risk Management for Protection Programs and Activities Supply Chain Integrity and Security  S S S P S S P S Housing S P 16 S Infrastructure Systems (Recovery Focus) S P S Natural and Cultural Resources S P S Health and Social Services S
  17. 17. Threats and Hazards These are those threats and hazards of the greatest concern for stressing the limits of our capabilities  Hurricane  Winter Storm  Attack/CBRNE  Cyber Attack  Pandemic  Nuclear Facilities All Hands Consulting 17
  18. 18. Strategic Planning  Strategies are a requirement of the UASI Program  These describe the mission, vision, goals and objectives necessary to achieve increased capabilities  UASI stakeholders work to build the Strategy based on the THIRA and a Capabilities Assessment  The Strategy guides the implementation of the program and sets funding priorities All Hands Consulting 18
  19. 19. Whole Community  A government-centric approach to emergency management is not enough  We must leverage all of the resources of our communities  Expect to see more of a focus on including the “whole community” in preparedness planning. All Hands Consulting 19
  20. 20. Maryland Prepares  Maryland developed the “Maryland Prepares” App  The app provides important information and tools to help residents be more informed and prepared for emergency situations  Includes preparedness tips, alerts, “I’m Safe” and other tools  App Store and Google Play All Hands Consulting 20
  21. 21. Maryland PSIP  Maryland developed Private Sector Integration Program (PSIP) to: – Incorporate the private sector into the emergency management framework – Provide a voice to the business community – Increase information sharing between the private and public sectors – Sign-up to receive alerts on weather, road closures, power outages, unmet needs All Hands Consulting 21
  22. 22. Maryland OSPREY  OSPREY Operational Situational Picture for Response to an Emergency  GIS maps will facilitate information sharing about current status of infrastructure All Hands Consulting 22
  23. 23. Regional Integrated Transportation Information System RITIS: UM CATT Lab Data sharing, dissemination, and archiving system . Dashboard, and visual analytics that help agencies gain situational awareness, measure performance, and communicate information between agencies and to the public. All Hands Consulting 23
  24. 24. Regional Integrated Transportation Information System RITIS: Data sharing, dissemination, and archiving system . Dashboard, and visual analytics that help agencies gain situational awareness, measure performance, and communicate information between agencies and to the public. All Hands Consulting 24
  25. 25. Questions? Web Resources Urban Areas: UrbanAreas.org Baltimore UASI: Emergency.BaltimoreCity.gov NCR: CapitalRegionUpdates.gov Maryland Prepares/PSIS/OSPREY: MEMA.Maryland.gov RITIS: CATTLab.umd.edu All Hands Consulting 25

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