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Introduction.  Some material in this section is taken
from Army TM 5-583-1.  Analysts familiar with this document may
prefer to use it to develop security glazing design criteria.
Levels of protection refer to the degree to which an
asset is protected against the threat based on its value to its
user.  A high level of protection corresponds to a low
probability that an asset will be compromised and attacked.  For
some tactics, level of protection refers to the amount of damage
a facility or asset would be allowed to sustain in the event of
an attack.  A low amount of allowed damage equates to a high
level of protection.  For other tactics, level of protection
refers to the probability that an aggressor will be defeated
before the asset is compromised.  A high probability of defeat
equates to a high level of protection.  There are one or more
levels of protection (very high, high, medium, or low) for each
of the five tactics, as shown in Table D-31.
The levels of protection are described in detail for
each tactic in subsequent sections where they are used as a basis
of design.  Levels of protection apply to all threat severity
levels for each tactic.
Level of Protection Procedure.  Figure D-19 presents
the process chart and Figure D-20 provides a description for the
level of protection procedure.  They furnish structures and
explanations for determining the level protection for each tactic
for each asset.
Required Information.  The following information is
required for the level of protection procedure:
a) General knowledge of appropriate levels of
protection for assets
b) Worksheets (see Appendix B):
1)  Glazing System Design Criteria Summary (DCS)


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