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Information Sharing Assessment Tool (ISAT)

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. The ISAT aims to empower communities to develop an action plan to:

  • Address their most pressing information-sharing gaps;
  • Publicize their progress and achievements; and
  • Facilitate inter-agency and cross-discipline information sharing discussions among partners

The ISAT was developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) with the guidance from public safety practitioners nationwide. The ISAT is a tool for first responders, developed by first responders.

In as little as 20 minutes, the ISAT pinpoints a user's information sharing vulnerabilities and validates a user’s critical capabilities. Users can complete the ISAT with a scenario that operationalizes the line of questioning and offers a consistent frame of reference for users. Additionally, users can click through optional, expanded sections with more specific questions that dive deeper into information sharing issues.

The following scenarios are currently available to users. In addition, users have the option to create their own scenario that is most applicable to them. The scenario-based assessments are available to help you answer-- How do you know what you don’t know?

  • Severe Weather Event
  • Active Shooter Incident
  • Pandemic
  • Cyber Security Event
  • Create Your Own Scenario

Access the ISAT to explore these scenarios

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Last Updated: 01/12/2023
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