Who can I contact to learn more about security and risk mitigation or to report any suspicious activity at my dam or levee?

For more information:

For questions or more information about the Department of Homeland Security Dams Sector Specific Agency, please contact dams@dhs.gov or visit www.dhs.gov/nipp.

Fact Sheets and Other Information

DHS Dams Sector Overview Brochure
Provides owners/operators with information regarding the Dams Sector, including the partnership framework with which the sector operates, and the various reference documents developed by the sector.

DHS Dams Sector Suspicious Activity Reporting Poster

DHS Dams Sector Suspicious Activity Reporting Flyer

These products were jointly developed in collaboration with members from the Dams Sector Information Sharing Workgroup and the Dams Sector Security Education Workgroup to emphasize the importance of recognizing and reporting suspicious activities. These products are intended for wide dissemination across the sector. Please note that the poster version includes space at the bottom of the page to accommodate facility-specific contact information as deemed appropriate.

Dams Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) online tool
The Dams SAR Tool is located within the Homeland Security Information Network – Critical Sectors (HSIN-CS) Dams Portal. The online tool provides vetted sector partners with the capability to report and retrieve information pertaining to suspicious activities and the opportunity to better understand the implications of incidents that occur throughout the Nation. The tool is not intended to replace existing agency or organization reporting mechanisms, but rather enhance them by providing a broader, horizontal approach to reporting suspicious activities. SARs should be reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other appropriate law enforcement authorities; this online tool provides an extra opportunity for real-time situational awareness across the sector. To ensure that core members of the Dams Sector are fully apprised of any information relating to suspicious activities, emails are automatically sent to a pre-determined list of sector stakeholders informing them that suspicious activities have been reported and directing them to log onto the HSIN-CS Dams Portal to view the corresponding report. For additional information regarding the Dams SAR Tool, please contact the Dams Sector-Specific Agency at dams@hq.dhs.gov.

DHS Protective Security Advisors
DHS Protective Security Advisors (PSAs) are trained critical infrastructure protection and vulnerability mitigation subject matter experts. The PSA program provides critical infrastructure protection programs and services to stakeholders and owners and operators.

DHS National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)
This document provides the unifying structure for the integration of a wide range of efforts for the enhanced protection and resiliency of the nation's critical infrastructure and key resources into a single national program.

Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)
A national secure and trusted Web-based portal for information sharing and collaboration between Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, and international partners engaged in the homeland security mission.

Department of Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure Resource Center
This online resource center provides information and resources for each of the critical infrastructure and key resources sectors, including the Dams Sector.

State and Local Fusion Centers
State and local fusion centers share information and intelligence within their jurisdictions as well as with the Federal government.

Local FBI Offices
Contact information for FBI offices in your area.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Infraguard
An information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide range of members. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, State and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States.

Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire)
The Department of Homeland Security’s 24/7 online, secure, collaborative, information-sharing network for bomb squad, law enforcement, and other emergency services personnel to learn about current improvised explosive device (IED) tactics, techniques, and procedures, including design and emplacement considerations.

United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
US-CERT interacts with Federal agencies, industry, the research community, State and local governments, and others to disseminate reasoned and actionable cybersecurity information to the public.

State Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs)
The mission of the Multistate ISAC is to provide a common mechanism for raising the level of cyber security readiness and response in each state/territory and with local governments. This resource provides a central resource for gathering information on cyber threats to critical infrastructure and providing two-way sharing of information between and among the States, territories and with local government.

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
HSEEP is a capabilities and performance-based exercise program that provides a standardized methodology and terminology for exercise design, development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning.

National Incident Management System Resource Center
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

National Response Framework Resource Center
The National Response Framework (NRF) is a guide to how the Nation conducts all-hazards response – from the smallest incident to the largest catastrophe.

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