NOTE: As of March 1, 2014, FEMA will discontinue the Full-Spectrum Risk Knowledgebase online interactive web tool. Pending further support requirements, all outreach efforts and acceptance of additional users for the site will be discontinued after that date. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please watch this page for further updates on the future status of this initiative.
The Full-Spectrum Risk Knowledgebase is an NCRC initiative designed to support federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local government officials and key partners in considering their risks and to enhance risk-informed decision making. In general, The Knowledgebase is a secure reference site that can be used to build all-hazards risk knowledge and provide decision support. Among other information, The Knowledgebase includes:
- descriptions of various threats and hazards
- visual depictions of how hazarsds relate to one another (cause and consequence)
- information on mitigation strategies and countermeasures
- examples of various incidents for added context, and
- information on the application of different structured analytic techniques to aid in analyses.
Site content is relevant to stakeholders from diverse jurisdictions and organizations—it is kept very general to ensure broad applicability and to allow users to leverage the information regardless of their area of responsibility.
Access to The Knowledgebase is granted to government employees throughout the United States and U.S. territories at all levels of government (civilian and military) and to non-government stakeholders (U.S. citizens only), recognizing the key role that all stakeholders play in addressing wide-ranging risks. Non-government stakeholders include government contractors and consultants, private sector infrastructure owners/operators, those in the non-profit sector and academia, and members of professional associations and volunteer organizations, among others.
Participation in a demonstration provided by The Knowledgebase Program Team and completion of The Knowledgebase User Agreement are required prior to gaining site access.
NCRC holds regular mixed group sessions in which interested parties can participate in a web-based demonstration as their schedules allow. Demonstrations are provided via mixed group sessions on the following days:
- the first Tuesday of every month at 10am Eastern,
- the second Wednesday of every month at 2pm Eastern, and
- the third Thursday of every month at 3pm Eastern.
Demonstrations last approximately 45 minutes, depending on the number of questions from participants. In addition to providing demonstrations via pre-scheduled mixed group sessions, NCRC will schedule dedicated demonstrations upon request.
Future inquiries regarding The Full-Spectrum Risk Knowledgebase should be directed to FEMA-Risk-Knowledge@fema.dhs.gov.