Continuity Planning on a Budget: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Economic Times

Speaker: Paul Marksteiner, Booz Allen Hamilton

Despite the best intentions of business continuity professionals, organizations will invariably do less with less (not more), unless they change the manner in which they conduct their continuity planning. This presentation will identify costly mistakes organizations make in their continuity planning and how to stretch scarce resources. Participants will examine how to:

  • Link resourcing decisions to essential functions
  • Capitalize on the resiliency of a distributed work force
  • Conduct risk-based planning that reflects the “new normal” in Homeland Security
  • Leverage common features in each type of continuity plan
  • Use real world events to validate continuity proficiency

Find synergy in resources aligned to other contingency programs. At the end of the session, attendees will be able to conduct a self-assessment to determine the fiscal efficiency of their continuity program.

To view this presentation, follow this link: Continuity Planning on a Budget: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Economic Times

Headshot_MarksteinerAbout the Speaker: Paul Marksteiner is a senior Homeland Security analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton. He has 35 years of emergency management and continuity planning experience. While at Booz Allen, he has developed continuity plans for FEMA, the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Veterans Affairs, and several nation-state clients. Paul was the lead author of the DoD “Continuity of Operations (COOP) State of the Art Report” published in July 2008. He is a member of IAEM and a DRII Certified Business Continuity Professional. He is also an experienced instructor and former DoD emergency planner and Pentagon briefer.

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