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DHS S&T's Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) is a framework of policies built into an organization’s information technology infrastructure that allows system owners to have assurance that the right person is accessing the right information at the right time for the right reason. ICAM is adaptable to first responder needs at all levels of government. It enables first responders to focus on their essential mission functions by bringing security, scalability and interoperability through embedded policies within their systems.


The Information Sharing Assessment Tool (ISAT) is an easy-to-use tool for public safety officials and first responders from across the nation to identify their own information sharing capabilities and gaps. In as little as 15 minutes, users can complete the ISAT to pinpoint their most pressing information sharing barriers.

S&T First Responder Infographic

DHS S&T works closely with first responders, academia, research and development organizations, industry, innovators and venture capitalists to use science to help strengthen our first responders and the nation. Check out our infographic to learn more on how S&T is helping protect our homeland.

S&T FRG ICAM Implementation Guide

This document serves as a source of Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Implementation Guides resulting from the evaluation of publicly available documents and the implementation of ICAM-enabled systems in a sandbox.

S&T FRG ICAM Acquisition Guidance

The Public Safety Communications (PSC) Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Working Group (WG) performed an assessment of available policy, procurement, grant, and other solicitation sources for ICAM procurement language across the Federal and State marketplace. This document provides guidance to the Public Safety Community (Community) to enhance existing infrastructure to include ICAM principles.

S&T FRG ICAM Executive Primer

The Public Safety Communications (PSC) Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Working Group (WG) set out to create an Executive Primer for Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) principles for the Public Safety Community (Community). This document provides the educational background of ICAM for all levels of any organization (Executive Leadership, Project Managers and Solution Architects).

S&T FRG ICAM Common Appendices

The Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Common Appendices includes definitions, acronyms, and normative references of commonly used ICAM terms. This document familiarizes readers with frequently used terms in ICAM which are used in other accompanying documents like the ICAM Executive Primer and Acquisition Guidance.


The public safety community has a limited ability to consistently and securely share information as needed, on demand, and as authorized at all levels across public safety disciplines. To address this capability gap, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) developed, in coordination with the public safety community, the Incident Management Information Sharing (IMIS) Capability Maturity Model (CMM) framework.


On August 1, 2013, the EO 13650 directed the federal government to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals to workers and communities.  Under this order, DHS undertook a number of actions, including establishment of the IP Gateway.


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