All Hazards Risk Assessment Transition Project: Report on Capability Assessment Management System (CAMS) Automation
George Giroux -Computer Applications Specialist Ottawa, ON Canada
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Under a Canadian Safety and Security Program CSSP targeted investigation TI project CSSP-2012-TI-1108, Defence Research and Development Canadas DRDC Centre for Security Science CSS led the automation of the All Hazards Risk Assessment AHRA process and tools, including the automation of scenario development and capability assessment. This report discusses the design objectives and approach that was used for gathering requirements to support the development of the Capability Assessment Management System CAMS. The CAMS web-based application, which was developed to support the AHRA and systematize capability assessment, is described in greater detail along with the options analysis. Functions that enhance the utility of CAMS software are described. These include the ability to characterize scenarios and maintain an inventory of master events and scenarios the ability to catalogue tasks and maintain a historical record of assessments and the ability to capture subject matter expert judgment and facilitate comparison and analysis of capability gaps and requirements across the emergency management spectrum.