The Department offers training to state, local, and private sector partners to enhance awareness of terrorist threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure and key resources. Workshops and courses educate participants on strategies for detecting and mitigating these threats.
The Voluntary Chemical Assessment Tool (VCAT) is a secure, Web-based application originally designed for use by non-regulated chemical facilities. The VCAT application allows owners and operators to identify their facilities' current risk level using an all-hazards approach, and facilitates cost-benefit analysis by allowing them to select the best combination of physical security countermeasures and mitigation strategies to reduce overall risk.
The Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center (HITRAC) is the Department's infrastructure-intelligence fusion center, incorporating analysts from the Office of Infrastructure Protection and the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. HITRAC creates actionable risk-informed analysis for federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, and international partners.