Design Basis Threat [DBT] Law and Legal Definition

Design basis threat (DBT) is a classified document that discovers the characteristics of the potential threats to Department of Energy assets. DBT is based on a classified, multi-agency Intelligence Community assessment of potential terrorist threats, known as the postulated threat. The most demanding DBT based on threat from terrorist groups. DBT’s classified companion document is the Adversary Capabilities List which provides additional information on terrorist capabilities and equipment.