By Committee to Assess the Bureau of Reclamation's Security Program, National Research Council
The water impounded in the back of a dam can be utilized to generate energy and to supply water for ingesting, irrigation, trade, undefined, and activity. even if, if a dam fails, the water that might be unleashed has the power and tool to reason mass destruction downstream, killing and injuring humans and destroying estate, agriculture, undefined, and native and nearby economies. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is chargeable for coping with and working a few of this nation's greatest and most important dams. The failure of 1 or extra of those dams because the results of a malicious act would include little caution and a restricted time for evacuation.In the years because the 9-11 assaults, Reclamation has invested major assets to set up and construct a safety software. Reclamation is now able to assessment the result of those efforts and make certain how most sensible to maneuver ahead to strengthen a safety software that's strong and sustainable. This publication assesses Reclamation's defense application and determines its point of preparedness to discourage, reply to, and get over malicious acts to its actual infrastructure and to the folks who use and deal with it.
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All rights reserved. The law allows Reclamation to use law enforcement personnel from the Department of the Interior (DOI) or other federal agencies (except the Department of Defense). Reclamation may not itself directly hire law enforcement personnel. The BOR’s Security, Safety, and Law Enforcement (SSLE) Office was subsequently established to focus on critical security needs. It was initially staffed by personnel from other BOR programs. One of SSLE’s first activities was the development of a long-range strategy for comprehensive security risk assessments at all critical facilities.
All rights reserved. html 38 ASSESSMENT OF THE BUREAU OF RECLAMATION’S SECURITY PROGRAM LAW ENFORCEMENT SSLE’s Law Enforcement Office is responsible for the following: • • • • • • Enforcing federal laws and regulations; Conducting investigations; Gathering, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence; Conducting threat assessments; Conducting law enforcement training; and Conducting security and law enforcement exercises. Within Reclamation, law enforcement’s primary goal is to assure the security for Reclamation resources and facilities, and the safety of employees and the visiting public.
Assessment of the Bureau of Reclamation's Security Program by Committee to Assess the Bureau of Reclamation's Security Program, National Research Council