WBB delivers the first of its kind Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) for the Hampton Roads Urban Area Security Initiative (HR UASI). The THIRA was developed on behalf of the HR UASI Working Group (UAWG), and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), in coordination with Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) for submission to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) UASI program.
DHS introduced the THIRA in April 2012 as a requirement for all 56 State Administrative Agencies (SAAs) receiving funding under the FY 2012 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) and the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) program; and all 31 Urban Areas receiving funding under the FY 2012 UASI grant program to be completed by December 31, 2012 as a condition of their FY 2012 grant funding.
Leveraging extensive experience in capabilities-based analysis, collaborative decision support, group facilitation and knowledge management, WBB provided immediate and effective support to HRPDC. WBB’s capabilities-based analysis process links required capabilities to actionable tasks, and measures the ability to achieve those tasks through objective standards. Shortfalls or deficiencies in meeting those standards are expressed as “capability gaps” which in turn are assessed for the risks they pose. WBB adapted and employed proven capabilities-based analytical tools and techniques to deliver the fully-compliant HR UASI THIRA, despite the compressed timeline.
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