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The Age of Heightened Security. Critical Asset Inventory and Protection Plan Electronic Intrusion and Attack Prevention. The Age of Heightened Security. Intelligence Gathering and Information Sharing Fragmented criminal activity is extremely difficult to detect

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the age of heightened security
The Age of Heightened Security
  • Critical Asset Inventory and Protection Plan
  • Electronic Intrusion and Attack Prevention

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

the age of heightened security2
The Age of Heightened Security
  • Intelligence Gathering and Information Sharing
    • Fragmented criminal activity is extremely difficult to detect
    • 540 million USA border crossings annually
    • 321,000 illegal residents adjudicated for deportation cannot be located

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

critical asset protection plan
Critical Asset Protection Plan
  • A plan to protect Iowa’s critical public and private sector physical and electronic assets from terrorist attack.

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

critical asset inventory criticality
Critical Asset InventoryCriticality
  • 12,000 state public and private assets
  • 1,000 assets isolated for criticality
    • Mass casualty risk
    • Essential emergency response function
    • Economic impact
    • Key military installation
    • Critical infrastructure
    • Continuity of government
    • Symbolic value

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

asset categories
Asset Categories
  • Agribusiness
  • Communication
  • Emergency Response
  • Infrastructure
  • Military
  • Schools
  • State government
  • Tourism
  • Transportation

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

critical asset assessment vulnerability
Critical Asset AssessmentVulnerability
  • Vulnerability Elements
    • Visibility and Attendance
      • Level of recognition
      • Attendance
    • Access to the Asset
      • Access proximity
      • Security level
    • Site specific hazards
      • Receptor impacts
      • Volume

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

asset inspection
Asset Inspection
  • 180-question comprehensive survey
  • 150 site visits
  • Completed over a 7 week period

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

threat advisory system
Threat Advisory System
  • Low-condition Green
  • Guarded-condition Blue
  • Elevated-condition Yellow
  • High-condition Orange
  • Severe-condition Red

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

special transportation issues
Special Transportation Issues
  • Roads and bridges within the Critical Asset Protection Plan
  • Non-intrusive detection systems
    • Radiographic methods
    • Explosive vapor and particle inspection
    • Radiation detection
  • Airports, Waterways, etc

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

iowa priorities critical asset protection
Iowa PrioritiesCritical Asset Protection
  • To adequately protect Iowa’s critical public and private sector physical and electronic assets from terrorist attack.

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

iowa priorities agro bio terrorism
Iowa PrioritiesAgro/Bio Terrorism
  • To develop and implement a comprehensive agro-terrorism/bio-terrorism preparedness program.

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

iowa priorities first responders
Iowa Priorities First Responders
  • To fully prepare, train, and equip local emergency management and first responder systems in all 99 Iowa counties.

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

iowa priorities information sharing
Iowa PrioritiesInformation Sharing
  • The development of an information sharing protocol and electronic network to enable the primary surveillance sectors of public safety, public health, public defense, and animal and environmental health to gather and share intelligence and other sensitive information between them without compromising the data.

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

what can iowans do
What can Iowans do?
  • Community Based Toolkit
    • Citizen Corps
    • Community Emergency Response Team
    • Volunteers in Police Service
    • Neighborhood Watch
    • Operation TIPS

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

key to success
Key to Success
  • Coordination
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Partnerships
  • Patience

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

web site resources
Web Site Resources
  • www.iowahomelandsecurity.org
  • www.state.ia.us/emergencymanagement
  • www.whitehouse.gov/homeland
  • www.fema.gov

Ellen M. Gordon Iowa Homeland Security Initiative

iowa s homeland security initiative

IOWA’S HOMELAND SECURITY INITIATIVE

STATEWIDE PREPAREDNESS FOR DOMESTIC TERRORISM