Thursday, April 1, 2010

DHS Mapping Tool Boosts Situational Awareness - iCAV

The DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) has implemented the Integrated Common Analytical Viewer (iCAV), a Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) program, to provide situational awareness to local, state and federal agencies regarding threats to sites classified by the Homeland Security Infrastructure Program (HSIP). READ MORE

A recent review determined that iCAV does not pose any special risk to privacy.
REPORT: Privacy Impact Assessment for the Integrated Common Analytical Viewer.



Common sense suggests that the resources of iCAV should be integrated with HAZUS.MH. This would be the obvious way to quickly incorporate the national critical infrastructure database within the HAZUS-MH exposure data. However, iCAV is handled as Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) at the local and state level. This special security handling requirement greatly complicates the utility of the iCAV database.

iCAV is also integrated into the DHS Automated Critical Asset Management System (ACAMS), a tool designed specifically for the emergency responder community.




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