EXTRA, EXTRA/Guidance on regional disaster planning
Planning for disasters should include a range of public and private sector leaders throughout each region of the country, according to a new guide from The Infrastructure Security Partnership, a Reston, Va.-based non-profit consortium. Created by a task force of more than 90 state, local and federal agencies; utilities; businesses; and non-profits and academic institutions, the guide is designed to help identify readiness problems and recommend specific tasks to fix them. The publication identifies 12 areas that public agencies should consider in their disaster plans — including cyber threats, information sharing, interoperable communication, public information and logistics — and provides a needs assessment, and recommends short, medium and long-term actions. To download the guide, visit www.tisp.org.