The Risk Assessment Methodology for Dams (RAM-DSM ) was developed by Sandia National Laboratories for the Interagency Forum for Infrastructure Protection (IFIP). The IFIP is a consortium chartered in 1997 to promote information exchange among dam owners and operators for the focused purpose of identifying effective means of countering the potential threat to the security of our nation's more than 75,000 dams. The RAM-DSM is an adaptation of the security principles, processes, and procedures developed to protect nuclear materials. The RAM-DSM includes tools developed to address issues that are specific to dam facilities.
RAM-D Fact Sheet