Critical Infrastructure Name: The Newport News Shipbuilding
Column A: Factor Column B: Rating
0 = no risk
5 = maximum risk Column C: Explanation
- Level of visibility 2 The Newport News Shipbuilding existence as a public company but not well known to many other than shipping companies as stakeholders and clients.
- Criticality of the target to the jurisdiction 5 The company is the sole manufacturer of advanced ships and aircraft careers in the US, which means it is of critical usefulness to the government. It is also a leading employer in Mississippi and Virginia.
- Impact outside of the jurisdiction 3 While it is the only company on its kind in the US, it contributes just little to the economy. Besides, there are global competitors.
- The potential threat element’s level of access to the target 3 Security is moderate with controlled access of visitors. It also employs a series of internet security controls to prevent cyber-attack. The controlled access is attributed to the nature of clients including the US Military.
- Existence of weapons of mass destruction 1 Although it develops nuclear-powered engines/systems, the WMD are controlled, and only used positively.
- Potential site population capacity 4 The company has over 20,000 employees working for the company in site.
- Potential for collateral mass casualties 1 The site is located in highly populated zone, which means a nuclear accident from its nuclear power projects can affect a meaningful area affecting outsiders. The number of casualties could be as high as over 100 considering such closeness to local residences and officers.
Raw Score: Add up ratings for factors 1–7 and enter the total in box A on the right. A – 19
Man-Made (Terrorist) Vulnerability Assessment Rating: Convert the raw score (above) using a rating key (below). Enter this number in box B on the right. You will use this rating number as the vulnerability assessment value in the risk assessment calculation in the Module Six Worksheet. B
Rating Key: Convert the total score to a rating number from 1 to 12 using the key below. Transfer the final rating to box B.
• 0–2 pts. = 1
• 3–5 pts. = 2
• 6–8 pts. = 3
• 9–11 pts. = 4
• 12–14 pts. = 5
• 15–17 pts. = 6
• 18–20 pts. = 7
• 21–23 pts. = 8
• 24–26 pts. = 9
• 27–29 pts. = 10
• 30–32 pts. = 11
• 33–35 pts. = 12 7
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness. (2003). State Homeland Security Assessment and Strategy Program. Retrieved from https://www.hsdl.org/c/