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Computer-Based Assessment Tool

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The Computer-Based Assessment Tool (CBAT) is used by the Office of Infrastructure Protection to enhance vulnerability assessments of critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) sites, and to assist local law enforcement and first responders in preparation for National Special Security Events, special events, and contingency operations.

What is CBAT?

CBAT is a multiplatform software tool that blends a 360-degree geospherical video with geospatial and hypermedia data of facilities, surrounding areas, travel routes, and other areas of interest to create an interactive video guide of a selected location.

CBAT data is gathered from Site Assistance Visits, Buffer Zone Plans, and other site and event-specific documents such as evacuation plans, standard operating procedures, and structural schematics. These comprehensive visual guides help the Department, facility owners and operators, local law enforcement, and emergency response personnel prepare for and respond to incidents at CIKR facilities.

By integrating vulnerability assessment data with 360-degree video and geospatial and hypermedia data, CBAT allows planners and responders to visually present different types of data in order to make informed decisions quickly and with confidence.

Last Published Date: March 12, 2015
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