Information Sharing Assessment Tool

Identify capabilities and gaps in information-sharing

The Information Sharing Assessment Tool (ISAT) is an easy-to-use tool for public safety officials and first responders from across the nation to identify their own information-sharing capabilities and gaps. The ISAT aims to empower communities to develop an action plan to:

  • Address their most pressing information-sharing gaps.
  • Publicize their progress and achievements.
  • Facilitate inter-agency and cross-discipline information-sharing discussions among partners.

The ISAT was developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) with guidance from public safety practitioners nationwide. The ISAT is a tool for first responders, developed by first responders.


The following scenarios provide context when progressing through the ISAT. All scenarios include the same set of questions, but choosing a scenario that is likely to impact your agency or jurisdiction may be useful in completing the assessment. Regardless of the scenario chosen, the assessment is estimated to take 20-25 minutes to complete.

Hazard Explorer Tool InterfaceNot sure which scenario to explore in your jurisdiction? The Hazard Explorer Tool can assist you in identifying and evaluating potential exercise scenario locations, hazard exposure, and other risk-related factors to support exercise planning. The Hazard Explorer Tool can help you identify:

  1. Which hazards exist near your location.
  2. Where your population is most vulnerable.
  3. What infrastructure and resources would be most impacted in your selected scenario location.