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The Muhlenberg County Campus of Madisonville Community College hosted the U. S. Department of Homeland Security s National Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Capabilities Analysis (NCCAD) Database training on Thursday, May 15. Led by Office for Bombing Prevention Security Specialist Charles D. Leas, the session was attended by Homeland Security employees from the Bowling Green, Owensboro, and Paducah offices.

NCCAD is an assessment program that uses a consistent and repeatable analytical methodology to assess and analyze the capabilities of bomb squads, explosives detection canine teams, dive teams, and Special Weapons and Tactics teams throughout the United States. NCCAD assessments measure the capability elements of personnel, equipment, and training required for effective prevention, protection, and response to IED threats. This integrated information provides a snapshot of local, state, regional and national counter-IED preparedness that informs decision makers on policy decisions, resource allocation for capability enhancement, and crisis management. Readiness information is provided for use in planning as well as steady-state and crisis decision support during threats or incidents.