Department of Homeland Security, Dams Sector Products

The following products were developed through collaboration with members of the Dams Sector Government Coordinating Council and the Sector Coordinating Council, which include representatives from the public and private sector. For more information about the Dams Sector please send an email to dams@hq.dhs.gov.

 

Dam Sector Overview and Fact Sheets

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Dams Sector Overview


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Dams Sector Specific Agency Fact Sheet


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HSIN-CI Dams Portal Fact Sheet


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Dams Sector Web-Based Training Courses


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Dams Sector C2M2 FAQ


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Dams Sector Security Awareness and Protective Measures


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Dams Sector Cybersecurity Documents Fact Sheet

 

Technical Manuals, Flyers and Tools

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DHS Crisis Management Handbook: A Guide for Owners and Operators
This handbook provides an introduction to crisis management measures for dam owners. It explains how such measures are an important component of an overall risk management program. In addition, it describes major components of crisis management and provides a template and guidelines that might be useful in developing these components for other dams.


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Dams Sector Active and Passive Vehicle Barriers
The purpose of this guide is to assist dam owners and operators in understanding the need for vehicle barriers as part of an overall security plan and familiarize security personnel with the various types of active and passive vehicle barriers. This guide also provides a very cursory level of technical information regarding barriers and includes references to assist owners and operators in properly designing and selecting vehicle barriers and their appurtenant safety and security systems.


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Dams Sector Personnel Screening Guide for Owners and Operators
The purpose of this guide is to assist non-Federal owners and operators of dams, locks, and levees in developing and implementing personnel screening protocols appropriate for their facilities. An effective screening protocol for potential employees and contractor support can contribute to enhanced facility security by ensuring that untrustworthy individuals do not gain employment or access to sensitive facilities or information.


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Dams Sector Roadmap to Secure Control Systems
The Dams Sector Roadmap to Secure Control Systems describes a plan for voluntarily improving cybersecurity in the Dams Sector.


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Physical Security Measures for Levees Fact Sheet


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Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for Levees: A Guide for Owners and Operators


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Dams Sector Waterside Barriers Guide
Guide provides sector stakeholders with information pertaining to waterside barriers and their use, maintenance, and effectiveness.


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Estimating Economic Consequences for Dam Failure Scenarios
This report provides information on methodologies for estimating direct and indirect economic consequences resulting from dam failure or disruption. The objective is to assist in the development of consequence assessments that are consistent and can be systematically compared across multiple owners and different jurisdictions.


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Estimating Loss-of-Life for Dam Failure Scenarios
This report provides information on methodologies for estimating loss-of-life resulting from dam failure or disruption.


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Dams Sector Suspicious Activity Reporting Fact Sheet


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Suspicious Activity Report Flyer


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Dams Sector Cybersecurity Program Guidance

The Dams Sector Cybersecurity Program Guidance outlines various strategies and methods to develop or improve a basic cybersecurity program, enabling owners and operators to select cybersecurity activities and measures appropriate to their cyber assets and risk profiles. Its purpose is to promote the protection of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and thereby improve public safety and public confidence.


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Dams Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model: (C2M2)

The Dams Sector C2M2 provides a mechanism that will help organizations evaluate, prioritize, and improve cybersecurity capabilities.  The model will be a common set of industry-vetted cybersecurity practices, grouped into domains and arranged according to maturity level.  For implementation guidance and templates please email dams@hq.dhs.gov. 


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Dams Sector Security Guidelines

The Dams Sector Security Guidelines consolidates effective industry security practices into a framework to help owners and operators select and implement security activities and measures that reduce risk; improve the protection of personnel, public health, and public safety; and reinforce public confidence.


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