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A selection of materials from DRI International is available here as an added benefit for DRI members. We hope you enjoy this informative collection of industry information and research.

Presidential Policy Directives 8, 21, and YOU

Event: DRI2019

Author: Duane Bygum, M. Scott Furr, Ron Latorre

National preparedness is first and foremost a partnership between private and public sectors. Learn how presidential policy links private and public domains underpinning the security of the United States and American society. And understand how the FEMA 2018-2022 strategic plan is now inclusive, utilizing whole of community effort toward a collective preparedness posture. Attend this session to find out what all this means to you.

Tags: DRI2019, Public-Private Partnership, Emergency preparedness, Regulations and Standards

Public and Private…You Can’t Have One Without the Other

Event: Collegiate Conference - Pace University

Author: Ira Tannenbaum

Planning anything in a vacuum is virtually impossible. Resiliency and continuity planning – especially searching out dependencies and preparing for them – highlights the critical connections between the sectors. Various models exist to bring us together but these partnerships, like plans, are dynamic and cannot be put on a shelf to be “referenced” when necessary. In order for everyone to be successful these mutually beneficial relationships need to be nurtured and maintained on a regular basis. In this session we will discuss some of the strategies that can be used for engaging both sides of these “institutions”.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference – Pace University, Public-Private Partnership

Resilience through Public Private Partnerships

Event: Collegiate Conference – Pace University

Author: Dr. Joseph Ryan

In the wake of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, the 9/11 Commission Report revealed that this country was not prepared for such a horrific tragedy, and in hindsight, for any other major humanmade/natural disaster. Since that date, the world has seen numerous tragedies from mass shootings: Newtown, Connecticut, wildfires, tornadoes (more than $300 billion in losses in 2017), superstorms, hurricanes (Puerto Rico), and other catastrophes. It is now 2018 and we need to assess our preparedness not only to major events, but every day activities such as crime, vehicle accidents, etc. This presentation will focus on where we are today, and where we need to be in the future. Specifically, the will be focus on the 2010 National Security Strategy for Achieving Resilience Through Public Private Partnerships (PPP). PPP is the logical strategy for a democratic society in that it recognizes two things: the government cannot do it alone, and preparedness requires each of us to be responsible to the degree of our individual capacities. In this session, you will learn about emergency operations center (EOC) activation criteria, stakeholder identification and prioritization during critical incidents, in addition to returning to normal operations while managing recovery

Tags: Collegiate Conference – Pace University, Public-Private Partnership, Resiliency

Real Recovery Lessons and a Partnership that Passed the Test

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Ryan Miller, Larry Twele

When a sudden devastating flood put a public-private partnership to the test, results were remarkable! Ryan Miller, CBCP, CBCLA, Director of Emergency Management for Howard County, MD, and Larry Twele, CEO of Howard County Economic Development Authority, offer lessons learned in recovering from a record-breaking flood – and detail the partnership between emergency management and economic development as one of the key elements that resulted in more than 95% of businesses surviving! You’ll learn about the plans in place before the flood, the immediate response, and how to create a meaningful partnership between public and private resources. For additional context, watch the NBC Nightly News coverage of the flood here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WgI9bUUsJM

Tags: DRI Webinar Series, Public Sector, Public-Private Partnership

CASE STUDY: Rain, Rushing Water, and Recovery – Lessons from Ellicott City

Event: DRI2018

Author: Ryan Miller, Larry Twele

When six inches of rain got dumped on Ellicott City, MD, in under two hours, something perhaps even more rare than the resulting 1,000-year flood happened – a partnership between county emergency management and economic development officials rose to the top and really worked! Everyone talks about public private partnerships. Attend this session to hear about one that resulted in more than 95% of businesses surviving. Ryan Miller, Director of Emergency Management for Howard County, MD, and Lary Twele, CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority will give an overview of the plans in place before the flood, including how they incorporated economic development into the emergency operations plan and the community disaster recovery plan. They’ll take attendees through the response – a response was so large and complex that resources from as far away as Colorado were called in – to the devastating flood that gave almost no warning. They’ll cover short, medium and long term recovery. But most importantly, they’ll teach you how to apply their model in order to get your local emergency managers and economic development officials working together!

Tags: Case Study, Disaster Scenarios, DRI2018, Public-Private Partnership

The Emerging Importance of Improving Resilience to Hazards

Event: DRI2018

Author: Marianela Guzman, Dale Sands

Attend this session to discover why disaster resilience is a winning strategy and how the ARISE Initiative may bring public and private sector together to make a difference. Sands has served as Vice Chair, United Nations’ Private Sector Advisory Group for International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (2013 – 2015), and was a Board member (2011 – 2013). While Vice Chair, UNISDR Private Sector membership grew to 100 companies from 42 countries. Working with IBM, he developed the first Disaster Resilience Scorecard based upon the UN’s Ten Essential for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2014; the Scorecard is an innovative tool to assess preparedness of communities to respond to, and recovery from, natural disasters. The Disaster Resilience Scorecard received international acclaim, was recognized as a best practice by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction and received the Notre Dame Climate Adaptation Index 2015 Prize. He also developed a private business resilience survey tool that was applied to over 200 businesses in New Orleans in 2016.

Tags: DRI2018, Public-Private Partnership, Resiliency

Enhancing Private Sector Support to Government's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Through Strategic Human Resource Management Initiatives

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, De La Salle University - Mar. 16, 2017

Author: Rachel Quero

Dr. Rachel A. Quero presents on enhancing private sector support to government's disaster risk reduction and management through strategic human management initiatives.

Tags: Collegiate Conference - De La Salle University, Public-Private Partnership, Asia

Business Community Uniting to Mitigate Disaster Impact

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, De La Salle University - Mar. 16, 2017

Author: Butch Meily

Butch Meily, PDRF, discusses uniting the business community to mitigate disaster impacts.

Tags: Collegiate Conference - De La Salle University, Public-Private Partnership, Asia, Community Resilience

Public Agencies and Private Organizations: Incident Management Interfacing

Event: DRI2017

Author: John Driscoll II, Brock Holowachuk, Scot Phelps

We all know that relationships between public agencies and private sector organizations must be established prior to a crisis situation. While it doesn’t always happen, there seems to be a concerted effort by both sides to reach out. Now let’s go beyond that basic concept and get down to the nitty gritty. How exactly should and can public agencies and private organizations interface during an incident? How best to provide mutual aid? How can everyone do their respective jobs without getting in each other’s way? What do you need to know about preserving a scene/protecting evidence? Attend this session for real-world examples and practical advice.

Tags: DRI2017, Public Sector, Public-Private Partnership

Bridging the Divide between Private and Public Sectors

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, Saint Louis University - Sept. 15, 2016

Author: Mike Schormann

Private and public sectors are continually discovering new ways to evolve from the traditional emergency response mind-set to a fully integrated response in a joint operational environment. Too often an incident impacts multiple parts of our community with only a limited amount of stakeholders responding. As a result of recent incidents, private and public sectors have capitalized on opportunities that have been uncovered through working together. This presentation will highlight those opportunities.

Tags: Collegiate Conference - Saint Louis University, Public Sector, Public-Private Partnership

Public-Private Partnerships are essential to attaining the next level of resilience in Japan and the greater global community

Event: United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan, Mar. 14-18

Author: Chloe Demrovsky, Executive Director, DRI International

This white paper, developed based on a presentation at the U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, discusses the need for partnerships between the public and private sectors and how to work together to plan for a disaster event, using the 2011 earthquake in Japan as a recent example.

Tags: Public-Private Partnership, White Paper, Asia, Earthquakes

The BORP Strategy: Improving Community Resilience Through Public-Private Partnerships

Event: DRI 2015

Author: Matt Bogaard, David Cocke

What is a BORP and how can having one help your organization? This session covers all the details. A BORP (Building Occupancy Resumption Program) is achieved by bringing together public and private entities to facilitate safe, expedited re-occupancy of structures following a disaster. The session explores who to involve and how to accomplish this important and beneficial program, including how it was implemented at DreamWorks Animation in southern California.

Tags: Community Resilience, Public-Private Partnership

Atlanta Up Close Panel Discussion

Event: DRI 2014

Author: Michele Guido, Gus Hudson and Aston Greene

Attend this session to hear from a cross-section of public and private sector officials and continuity professionals to get a feel for what continuity and preparedness are all about in our host city, Atlanta!

Tags: Public-Private Partnership, Resiliency

What You Need to Know About the Strategic National Stockpile

Event: DRI 2014

Author: Greg Burel

Hear from Greg Burel, Director of the Division of Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), in this informative session. What is the SNS? It’s the U.S. national repository of antibiotics, vaccines, chemical antidotes, antitoxins, and other critical medical equipment and supplies. In the event of a national emergency involving bioterrorism or a natural pandemic, the SNS has the capability to supplement and re-supply local health authorities that may be overwhelmed by the crisis, with response time as little as 12 hours. The SNS is managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with support from other agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Government. The SNS represents a pillar of the United States biological defense program.

Tags: Public-Private Partnership

How to Tame a Dragon: BCP, Security, and Intellectual Property at DreamWorks

Event: DRI 2012

Author: Matthew Bogaard

DreamWorks Animation SKG creates high-quality family entertainment, including computer-generated (CG) animated feature films, television specials and series, and live entertainment properties. With world-class creative talent and technological capabilities, DreamWorks Animation releases two or three CG animated feature films a year that deliver great stories, breathtaking visual imagery and a snesibility that appeals to both children and adults. With each release, DreamWorks' goal is to tell great stories. This session shares yet another great story from DreamWorks, as Director of Studio Operations and Corporate Security Matt Bogaard tells attendees how he strives to protect this hybrid entertainment-technology company and its assets. Bogaard oversees facility operations and security including business continuity planning, intellectual property protection, global threat assessment, workplace violence prevention, travel security, executive protection, and safety. Additionally, he works collaboratively with the other major movie studios in content protection and ongoing anti-piracy efforts.

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Global Strategy, Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnership, Security