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Regional Disaster Resilience: TISP Guide for Developing an Action Plan

Type:  Guidelines  

The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) has developed a much needed resource, Regional Disaster Resilience:  A Guide for Developing an Action Plan.  The Guide was developed by the TISP Regional Disaster Resilience Committee, comprised of more than 100 practitioners, policy makers, and technical and scientific experts from across the nation.  The Guide provides a strategy to develop the necessary level of preparedness for communities to manage major disasters in today's complex and interdependent world.

A Practical "How To" Approach to Multihazard Preparedness

The Guide provides key definitions and a set of common assumptions that underpin regional disaster resilience.  Using a simple, practical "how to" approach, the Guide lists 12 categories of typical needs based on lessons learned from previous disasters, both natural and man-made. The Guide recommends short, medium, and long term activities to address these respective preparedness gaps.  The aim is to provide users of the Guide with the ability to examine and leverage existing approaches, tools, and technologies and to foster standardization across interdependent infrastructures and regions.

Focus Areas

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Awareness and Understanding of Interdependencies
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Appreciation of Cyber Threats and Incidents
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Resilient and Interoperable Communications and Information Systems
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Risk Assessment and Mitigation
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Cooperation and Coordination
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Roles and Responsibilities
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Response Challenges
-Recovery and Restoration
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Business Continuity and Continuity of Operations
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Logistics and Supply Chain Management
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Public Information/Risk Communications
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Exercises, Training, and Education

Dynamic Plan

The Guide has received extensive external review by public and private stakeholders throughout the nation.  The Guide and accompanying Best Practices/Solutions will be updated as needed to reflect new information on needs and related activities.  As part of the implementation plan, TISP intends to develop a comprehensive website providing examples of best practices & solutions keyed to the recommended activities and to facilitate follow-on workshops in each of the identified focus areas. 

Download the TISP Guide

 

A limited supply of hard copies are available upon request. Up to 10 copies will be provided at no charge. Quantities over 10 will be available for $10.00 per copy, including shipping and handling. To request a hard copy of the Guide, please send an e-mail to wanderson@tisp.org along with complete name and mailing address.

 

 
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