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The Enhanced CAPTool Guide The Enhanced CAPTool provides the user with the opportunity to examine and change sev- eral factors that are set at default values in Basic CAPTool. These factors are largely concerned with adjusting the CAPTool default values to reflect characteristics associated with assets being analyzed and countermeasures considered. The Enhanced CAPTool functionality also provides the opportunity for the user to alter cost estimates of countermeasures to reflect local conditions. The user can provide the costs and other factors, which will then be applied by CAPTool to the assets and consequence threshold chosen by the user. The enhanced version steps include Access to the threat and hazard vulnerability table, Access to countermeasure costs, The ability to select additional countermeasures, The ability to select countermeasure filters, and Access to the countermeasure dictionary. Step 1a: Threat/Hazard Vulnerability Table Introduction In the Enhanced CAPTool, the threat/hazard vulnerability table, Step 1a, comes immedi- ately after Step 1. This spreadsheet will allow the user to adjust the hazard/threat to asset com- binations. The Basic CAPTool uses default assumptions to match hazards and threats to the asset classes. In this enhanced feature, the user may enter the screen and change any of the assumptions. Purpose Access to the threat/hazard screen allows the user to customize CAPTool to reflect the user's perceptions of hazards and threats that could result in loss of assets. This process allows the intro- duction of local knowledge and unusual conditions. Assumptions The user prefers to adjust the threat/hazard vulnerability table to reflect hazard or threat con- ditions within the jurisdiction or area of concern. 100

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The Enhanced CAPTool Guide 101 User Inputs The user manually selects a threat/hazardasset combination by inserting an "X" into a vacant cell, or deleting a hazard or threat by removing the "X" from a filled cell (Figure 15). The user may also choose to mark the "Manual Override" cell to include an asset into a consequence threshold automatically. Note that only cells associated with the asset categories and hazards and threats selected in Step 1 will display in this step. Output The user has identified specific combinations of assets and hazards/threats for assets of interest. 1 1a 2 3 4 5a 5b 5c 5 6 Expanded CAPTool Previous Verify High Consequence Threats and Hazards Instructions Next For each asset class, indicate which threats or hazards could cause unacceptable consequences for exposed population, property damage, or loss of mission capabilities by placing an "X" in the appropriate square. Additionally, if you plan to manually mark certain assets as critical (manual override), indicate the threats or Restore hazards of concern in the event of a manual override. Defaults "Restore Defaults" gives default values for exposure, property, and mission, but leaves all fields blank for manual override. When done, click "Next". Road Bridges Road Tunnels Transit/Rail Station Potentially Potentially Potentially Property Mission Manual Property Mission Manual Property Mission Manual Exposed Exposed Exposed Loss Importance Override Loss Importance Override Loss Importance Override Population Population Population Small Explosives X X X X X X Large Explosives X X X X X X X X X X X X Fire X X X X X X X X X X X X HAZMAT X X X X X X Figure 15. Enhanced CAPTool hazard/threatasset entry.