Risk has become the watchword of Homeland Security. The conversation has changed from “is it necessary?” to “what are the best practices for implementing a world class risk management program for my jurisdiction?” Despite the compelling case for risk management, it has been a challenge for state and local agencies to move forward as there have been few standards and best practices to guide implementation. Digital Sandbox (DBS) has been leading the development of these standards, best practices and the systems to implement them for over 10 years.
This white paper discusses the essential requirements for building a robust analysis capability and provides a template for a proven implementation approach. Ultimately, a risk management system must generate meaningful and updated risk analysis data; transform the data into information and insight; and create operational policies and procedures to ensure that steps the organization is taking (and has taken) are properly aligned with the risks it faces.