Analysis in Support Infrastructure Protection
NISAC conducts dynamic asset prioritization to help identify the nation’s critical
assets by drawing upon models and expertise across NISAC to produce effective
consequence estimates and support decisions concerning asset inclusion on the
infrastructures of concern list.
In late April 2009, the U.S. Government declared a public health emergency due to an outbreak of novel influenza A (H1N1). NISAC provided analysis support to decision makers by responding to immediate requests for information on diverse issues such as border closure impacts, economic impacts of travel restrictions, and potential overloads to the Nation's healthcare system.
Natural Disaster Planning
The Natural Disaster and Improvements Project provides guidance on the
infrastructure impacts of concern that may result from hurricane landfall,
earthquakes, regional flooding, and wildfires in the United States. The
project contributes to the nation’s emergency preparedness by drawing
upon models and expertise across NISAC to produce effective consequence
As-Needed Impacts Analyses for Real-World Events
During events of national significance, such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires,
the NISAC Fast Response Team provides 24/7 support including modeling and analysis
of impacts to electric power, oil, natural gas, refining, dams, water treatment,
and commodities transportation.
NISAC uses preplanned studies to understand the potential consequences of hazards. These studies define requirements for development of modeling and analysis tools that estimate the impacts on infrastructures, population, and economic activity.