- Key ACAMS Features
- ACAMS Capabilities
- ACAMS Is Available at No Cost
- Who Uses ACAMS?
- How to Access ACAMS
- ACAMS Training
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The Automated Critical Asset Management System (ACAMS) is a Web-enabled information services portal that helps state, local, tribal, and territorial governments build critical infrastructure protection programs.
ACAMS provides a set of tools and resources that help law enforcement, public safety and emergency response personnel
- Collect and use critical infrastructure asset data,
- Assess critical infrastructure asset vulnerabilities,
- Develop all-hazards incident response and recovery plans, and
- Build public-private partnerships.
Using ACAMS also provides state, local, tribal, and territorial governments with a practical way to implement the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), including the NIPP Risk Management Framework.
Key ACAMS Features
Key features in the latest version of ACAMS include:
- Programmable, role-based access
- Comprehensive critical infrastructure asset assessment, prioritization, and data management tools
- Integrated facility security and emergency response planning tools
- Automatically generated standard and customized reports
- Built-in Asset Manager Questionnaires
- Built-in Buffer Zone development and auto-submission tools
- Department-approved critical infrastructure asset taxonomy classification tool
- Integrated robust mapping and geospatial functionality
Approved for Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) submission and storage
Easy to access snapshot of critical asset information for emergency responders
ACAMS is a secure, online database management and analysis platform that allows for the collection and management of critical infrastructure asset data; the prioritization, analysis, and visualization of this data; the production of tailored infrastructure reports; one-click access to critical asset data to inform emergency response, and the development of a variety of pre- and post-incident response plans useful to strategic and operational planners and tactical commanders.
ACAMS Is Available at No Cost
The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) provides ACAMS to state and local jurisdictions at no cost.
Who Uses ACAMS?
ACAMS is used by a wide variety of organizations responsible for building, implementing, and operating critical infrastructure protection programs. Individual users are typically state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency responders, such as infrastructure protection planners, homeland security officials, law enforcement personnel, and emergency managers. These users have official infrastructure protection or homeland security responsibilities and have completed ACAMS and PCII training.
How to Access ACAMS
ACAMS is a Web-based tool accessible via an unclassified, password-protected Internet portal. ACAMS accounts are granted by the Department to authorized state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency responders, emergency managers, homeland security officials and other personnel with official infrastructure protection responsibilities following the completion of authorized ACAMS and PCII training. ACAMS helps asset owners and operators build and further develop public-private partnerships and augment data collection by allowing them to add and update information about their assets.
The Department's National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Infrastructure Protection, in collaboration with FEMA Protection and National Preparedness (PNP), provides instruction on ACAMS through the Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Asset Protection Technical Assistance Program (CAPTAP). The CAPTAP service helps law enforcement personnel, emergency responders, emergency managers, and other homeland security officials understand the steps necessary to develop and implement comprehensive critical infrastructure protection programs using ACAMS as a tool to support these programs.
For questions unique to you and your jurisdiction:
ACAMS Project Office