BUSINESS PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES

BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND PREPAREDNESS PLANNING

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Origination: 02-20-2015 UTC 10:00

Last Updated: 12-7-2017 UTC 11:00


The business resource discussion can be found at the IdeaScale USCSRH website here:

http://uscsrh.ideascale.com/a/dtd/The-USCSRH-Business-Continuity-and-Preparedness-Resource-List/109280-29117


Also see A Statistical Glimpse of Small Business Preparedness Challenges Here:

http://uscsrh.ideascale.com/a/idea-v2/122547


Planning for Emergencies:

Small Business Administration:

www.sba.gov

FEMA, Business Planning Resources:

http://www.ready.gov/planning  

FEMA, Incident Management Plan:

http://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/incident 

FEMA, Resource Management Plan:

http://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/resource 

FEMA, Emergency Response Planning:

http://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/emergency 

FEMA, Crisis Communications Plan:

http://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/crisis 

FEMA, Business Continuity Planning:

http://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/continuity 

FEMA, Education and Training Plan:

http://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/training 

(2014) FEMA, COOP Multi-Year Planning Guide:

http://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/org/ncp/coop_multi_year_plan_guide.pdf 

(2014) DEPT OF AGRICULTURE-USDA, “COOP Planning”:

http://www.gsa.gov/portal/getMediaData?mediaId=191963  


Example Business Continuity and Recovery Contingency Plans:

BUSINESS PREPAREDNESS FORMS, TEMPLATES, TOOLS AND KITS

Forms and Template Resources:

(2014) FEMA Basic Risk Assessment Table:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1389015304392-877968832e918982635147890260624d/Business_RiskAssessmentTable_2014.pdf 

(2014) FEMA, Program Coordinator and Committee Worksheet:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1388777333190-cb4f082c6a185160ea07609b2664e353/Business_ProgramCommittee_Worksheet_2014.pdf 

(2014) FEMA Basic Emergency Supply List:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1390846764394-dc08e309debe561d866b05ac84daf1ee/checklist_2014.pdf 

(2014) FEMA, COOP Multi-Year Planning Template:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1393947474558-f38b6ada217b16fc8aa67e207362f6f9/MYSPMP%20Template.pdf 

(2014) FEMA, Pandemic Influenza COOP Template:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1396880633531-35405f61d483668155492a7cccd1600b/Pandemic%20Influenza%20Template.pdf 

(2014) FEMA, Essential Records COOP Template:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1403723708235-8739cde2b1a3542c3b40c7481886c620/Essential%20Records%20Plan%20Packet%202014.pdf 

(2014) FEMA, Reconstitution Plan Template:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1414675982118-ffbd0962b65bdbf74ad96c13154bc5b5/Reconstitution%20Template.pdf 

(2014) FEMA, Quick Insurance Policy Contact Sheet:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1389017324674-9b45706d0f7cb9bccef9c3e4dd4a64dd/Business_InsuranceDiscussionForm_2014.pdf 

(2013) Template Corresponding to (CGC-1&2):

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1389194640607-1a5f9a6d6557846f6e5924eea089f798/Non%20Federal%20Continuity%20Plan%20Template%20and%20Instructions.pdf 

(2013) COOP Planning Template:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1386609058805-b084a7230663249ab1d6da4b6472e691/COOP-Planning-Template.pdf 

(2013) FEMA, Devolution of Operations Plan Template:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1386609058808-b084a7230663249ab1d6da4b6472e691/Devolution-Planning-Template-July-2013.pdf 

GSA Safety Form:

http://www.usa-federal-forms.com/usa-fedforms-gsa-gsa/gsa-3415-nonfillable.pdf


Business Preparedness Tools and Kits:

FEMA Business disaster and Preparedness kits:
https://www.fema.gov/small-business-toolkit/protect-your-property-or-business-disaster
(2014) FEMA Basic Business Impact Analysis Worksheet:
http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1388776348838-b548b013b1cfc61fa92fc4332b615e05/Business_ImpactAnalysis_Worksheet_2014.pdf
(2014) FEMA Basic Continuity Resource Worksheet:
http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1388787050811-3e1d543d2d810f9194b930caaf4993dd/Business_ContinuityResource_Worksheet_2014.pdf
(2013) FEMA CPG 201 THIRA 2nd ed.:
http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/8ca0a9e54dc8b037a55b402b2a269e94/CPG201_htirag_2nd_edition.pdf
(2013) CAT for Non-Fed Entities:
http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1383669319984-f220831c906dc65bfcd1677c2a107dfe/Continuity%20Assistance%20Tool.pdf http://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/org/ncp/cat.pdf
(2012) USFA Mass Incident Deployment Resources:
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/templates_guidance_ems_mass_incident_deployment.pdf
(2010) FEMA CPG 101 EOP Guide:
http://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/divisions/npd/CPG_101_V2.pdf
(2010) FEMA CPG 101 Process Analysis Tool:
http://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/divisions/npd/CPG_101_v2_past.pdf
(2009) FEMA Emergency Relocation Group (ERG) Planning Guide:
https://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/org/ncp/erg_guide.pdf
GPO, “COOP-GoKit”:
http://gpo.gov/pdfs/about/COOP_GoKit.pdf
OSHA, Small Business Handbook (and toolkit with checklists):
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/smallbusiness/small-business.pdf
Business Risk Assessment Tool:
http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1389015304392-877968832e918982635147890260624d/Business_RiskAssessmentTable_2014.pdf 

THREAT, HAZARD AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Human Threat, Hazard and Risk Management:

(2015) USCSRH, Threat Mitigation and Risk Assessment Reference Hub:

http://uscsrh.ideascale.com/a/dtd/PRIORITY-TERRORIST-ATTACK-MITIGATION-REFERENCE-MANUALS/103079-29117 

(2015) USCSRH, School and Place of Worship Violence Prevention Reference Hub:

http://uscsrh.ideascale.com/a/dtd/POST-1-EOP-PLANNING-VIOLENCE-AT-SCHOOLS-AND-PLACES-OF-WORSHIP/71406-29117 

(2015) USCSRH, Risk Assessment Reference:

http://uscsrh.ideascale.com/a/dtd/POST-3-EMERGENCY-OPERATIONS-RISK-ASSESSMENTS/64705-29117

(2015) FEMA, Determining your Risk:

https://www.fema.gov/determine-your-risk 

FEMA Risk Management Series Safe Rooms and Shelters:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1523-20490-3889/fema453_cvr_toc.pdf 

(2008) FEMA P-459 Building Protection from Terrorists:

 http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1628-20490-1286/fema459_complete.pdf 

FBI Active Shooter Reference:

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cirg/active-shooter-and-mass-casualty-incidents 

FBI Workplace Violence Reference:

http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/workplace-violence 

DHS Active Shooter Education Materials: 

https://www.dhs.gov/publication/active-shooter-educational-materials 

DHS Active Shooter Preparedness: 

http://www.dhs.gov/active-shooter-preparedness 

(2014) U.S. Secret Service-Preventing Targeted Violence:

http://www.secretservice.gov/ntac/ntac_threat.pdf 

(2014) U.S. Secret Service-Point of Sale:

http://www.secretservice.gov/Securing_Sales_Brochure.pdf 

http://www.secretservice.gov/HolidaySeason-2014.pdf 

(2013) U.S. Secret Service-Making Schools Safer:

http://www.secretservice.gov/join/ntac/resource/ntac_saferschoolsmay2013.pdf 

(2010) U.S. Secret Service-Campus Attacks:

http://www.secretservice.gov/ntac/CampusAttacks041610.pdf 

(2008) U.S. Secret Service-Bystander Study-Targeted Violence:

http://www.secretservice.gov/ntac/bystander_study.pdf 

(2004-08) U.S. Secret Service-Institution Insider Threat (Financial, Cyber, Com):

http://www.secretservice.gov/ntac/its_report_040820.pdf 

http://www.secretservice.gov/ntac/final_government_sector2008_0109.pdf http://www.secretservice.gov/ntac/final_it_sector_2008_0109.pdf 

http://www.secretservice.gov/usss_strategic_plan_2008_2013.pdf

(2005) U.S. Secret Service-Critical Infrastructure and System Sabotage:

http://www.secretservice.gov/ntac/its_report_050516.pdf 

(2002) U.S. Secret Service-Guide to Managing Threat Assessment in Schools:

http://www.secretservice.gov/ntac/ssi_guide.pdf 

(1999) U.S. Secret Service-Recommended Threat Assessment Textbook:

http://www.secretservice.gov/ntac/ntac_bsl99.pdf 

EPA, Risk Resources:

http://www.epa.gov/risk/  


Natural Hazards and Risk Management:

BUSINESS CYBER-SECURITY

Cyber-security Resources:

BUSINESS FACILITY PREPAREDNESS IMPROVEMENT

Building Codes and Improvement Resources:

(2015) FEMA, Hazards, Risks, and Assessments of Buildings, Resources Hub:

https://www.fema.gov/building-science-publications-multi-hazard 

(2015) Safe Rooms for Tornadoes and Hurricanes (Guidance for Community and Residential Safe Rooms) FEMA P-361, Third Edition / March 2015:

https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/3140 http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1427459107161-81f0dd5f7a9dcbccbb3fe2c21118fcda/FEMA_P-361_2015_508.pdf 

(2007) FEMA P-543 Improving Facility Safety from Flooding and High Winds:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1557-20490-1542/fema543_complete.pdf 

FEMA, Building Codes and Standards:

https://www.fema.gov/building-code-resources https://www.fema.gov/additional-resources 

FEMA, Mitigation Best Practices:

https://www.fema.gov/mitigation-best-practices 

FEMA, Flood Territorial Map Risk Analysis Resources:

https://www.fema.gov/guidelines-and-standards-flood-risk-analysis-and-mapping 

FEMA, Improvement program:

http://www.ready.gov/business/program/corrective 

FEMA, Program Review Resources:

http://www.ready.gov/business/program/reviews    

BUSINESS CONTINUITY RESOURCES

Continuity of Operations (COOP):

HHS, Emergency Preparedness & Continuity of Operations:

http://www.hrsa.gov/emergency/index.html 

COOP for First Responders:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1410876985961-4c4bb391b6bd398849991f340aadb688/COOP%20for%20First%20Responders.pdf 

CDC Business Emergency Response Publications:

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/emres/business.html 

University of Florida Disaster Handbook:

http://www.disaster.ifas.ufl.edu/ 

ARC, American Red Cross, “Guide to Business Continuity Planning CD-ROM”:

http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4240208_BusContCDROMEsheet.pdf

(2014) FEMA Basic Business Continuity Plan:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1389019980859-b64364cba1442b96dc4f4ad675f552e4/Business_ContinuityPlan_2014.pdf 

(2014) FEMA Basic Emergency Response Plan:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1388775706419-f977cdebbefcd545dfc7808c3e9385fc/Business_EmergencyResponsePlans_10pg_2014.pdf 

(2014) FEMA Basic Emergency Response Resource Requirements:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1388776013801-03b8eb0458eebb58be60fad872a50f23/Business_EmergencyResponseResources_2014.pdf 

(2014) FEMA Business Preparedness Mentor Guide:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1389297782391-3d4fb51ed7246e355a6f79152225dc34/business_mentor_guide_2014.pdf 

(2014) FEMA Business Preparedness User Guide:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1392217307183-56ed30008abd809cac1a3027488a4c24/2014_business_user_guide.pdf 

(2014) FEMA: Continuity of Operations DNCP:

http://download.1105media.com/gig/Events/download/2014/Presentations/AB2-9_Kretz.pdf 

(2014) FEMA, “Continuity Webinar Series”:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1410876611469-6ed3a9f5e6e1cc518ad47a9ebd8f8af7/COOP%20Webinar%20Serires.pdf 

(2014) FEMA, Essential Records COOP:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1410876045729-63f035340a9f7fc30b9e881911391dd9/COOP%20Essential%20Records.pdf 

(2014) FEMA Telework COOP:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1410875825235-6e7eccb0ed3d181fda03dcb780626e18/COOP%20Telework%20Planning.pdf 

(2014) FEMA, “Continuity of Operations Capabilities”:

https://www.fema.gov/continuity-operations/continuity-operations-capabilities 

(2013) Continuity Guidance Circular 1 (CGC 1):

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/44876e4a34c9b25086532be26954b1b2/CGC%201%20Signed%20July%202013.pdf 

(2013) FEMA, Leadership COOP Program Management:

http://www.ready.gov/program-management 

Leadership Preparedness Training Approval:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/da237a57eb0f81ccbec247b104019d3e/Training%20Guide%20-%20%20Gaining%20Leadership%20Buy%20In.pptx 

Gaining Senior Leadership Preparedness Approval:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/e869bed9b9d898288271c763140edd3b/Gaining%20Senior%20Leadership%20Buy%20In%20.pptx 

(2013) FEMA, IS-520 - COOP for Pandemic Influenza: http://www.training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-520 

(2013) CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP):

http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/documents/PHEP_BP1_PM_Specifications_and_Implementation_Guidance_v1_1.pdf

(2013) NIH “Emergency Preparedness Handbook”:

http://www.ors.od.nih.gov/ser/depc/info/Documents/NIH%20Emergency%20Preparedness%20Handbook%20June%202013.pdf 

(2011) FEMA, Leadership Support for Continuity Guide:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/71df1efbd873f0c3a1ef6bf02b15ca02/STTL%20-%20Leadership%20Support%20for%20Continuity.pdf 

(2011) FEMA, National Preparedness Goal:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1828-25045-9470/national_preparedness_goal_2011.pdf 

(2011) CDC Public Health Preparedness Capabilities (PHPC):

http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/capabilities/DSLR_capabilities_July.pdf 

(July 2010) Continuity Guidance Circular 2 (CGC 2) 

http://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/org/ncp/coop/cont_guidance2.pdf 

(2010) NIH Division of Emergency Preparedness and Coordination, COOP program:

http://www.ors.od.nih.gov/ser/depc/Documents/em_coop.ppt 

(2010) FEMA, Incident Management Handbook:

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/emergency_response/downloads/hazard/Incident%20Management%20Handbook6-09.pdf 

(2008) Federal Continuity Directive 1 (FCD 1):

http://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/org/ncp/fcd1.pdf 

(2008) Federal Continuity Directive 2 (FCD 2) - Mission Essential Functions (MEF) to Support the (NEF):

http://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/org/ncp/fcd2.pdf http://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/offices/fcd2_b.pdf 

(2008) NASA, Contingency Planning Guidance:

http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/419925main_ITS-HB_0040-%20_.pdf 

(2007) DHS/FEMA, Target Capabilities List:

http://www.fema.gov/pdf/government/training/tcl.pdf 

(2007) FEMA, “COOP Tribal”:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1410876421857-7f547ea7638d604fa0bb2a69685798d1/Tribal%20COOP%20Overview.pdf 

(2006) National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) http://www.dss.mil/documents/odaa/nispom2006-5220.pdf 

(2004) FEMA, Business Crisis and Continuity Management Framework:

http://www.training.fema.gov/hiedu/docs/emt/shawtextbook011105.pdf 

(2004) FEMA Public Assistance Preliminary Damage Manual:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1826-25045-5711/fema_publication_326___pda_guide.pdf 

(2001) FEMA/FED Preparedness Circular 66, TT&E:

http://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/fpc66.pdf 

(2001) FEMA/FED Preparedness Circular 67, Alt Facilities COOP:

http://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/fpc67.pdf 

(1999) FEMA/FED Preparedness Circular 65, Exe. Branch COOP:

http://fas.org/irp/offdocs/pdd/fpc-65.htm 


Contracted Business COOP Support Service Providers:

                                                 ARC FREE OPTIONS:

American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Academy:

http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m7440239_Orange_County_-_Disaster_Preparedness_Academy.pdf 

American Red Cross Ready Ratings:

www.readyrating.org 


                             IBM BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND RESILIENCY SERVICES:

Business Continuity Service Options:

http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/en/it-services/business-continuity/ Business Continuity Managed Options:

http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/en/it-services/business-continuity/business-continuity-management/index.html 

Business Continuity Risk Reduction:

http://public.dhe.ibm.com/common/ssi/ecm/bu/en/buw03030usen/BUW03030USEN.PDF 

Business Continuity Storage System Functions:

http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks/pdfs/sg247759.pdf 

                                                

                                                OTHER CORPORATIONS:

DRI International (Risk Reduction and more): 

https://www.drii.org/ 

Association of Contingency Planners –International:

http://www.acp-international.com/ 

Business Continuity Institute (USA):

http://thebci.org/index.php/home/us-chapter-home 

Agility Recovery Solutions:

www.agilityrecovery.com
IBHS Open for Business:

www.disastersafety.org

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXERCISE

Business Preparedness Standards Resource:

ASIS BUSINESS CONTINUITY GUIDELINES AND THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. A Practical Approach to Emergency Preparedness, Crisis Management, and Disaster Recovery:
https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/legacy/issues/defense/files/guidelinesbc.pdf 


Business Preparedness Education:

FEMA COOP Level-I & Level-II courses/training:

http://training.fema.gov/programs/coop/ 

(April 2015) E550 FEMA COOP Training Course:

http://www.training.fema.gov/emigrams/2014/1130%20-%20training%20opportunity%20-%20e0550%20coop%20planning%20apr%202015.pdf?d=12/16/2014 

FEMA Business Crisis and Continuity Management:

http://www.training.fema.gov/hiedu/docs/busind/bccm%20-%20course%20syllabus.doc 

(2014) DHS/FEMA (new) PS-Prep options with certification:

https://www.fema.gov/about-ps-preptm http://www.fema.gov/program-resources http://www.fema.gov/pdf/privatesector/FEMA_PS-Prep_One-Pager_Generic.pdf 

NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs):

http://www.nfpa.org/aboutthecodes/AboutTheCodes.asp?DocNum=1600  

ASIS SPC.1-2009 (Organizational Resilience Security, Preparedness, Continuity Management Systems):

http://www.ndsu.edu/fileadmin/emgt/ASIS_SPC.1-2009_Item_No._1842.pdf 

ISO 22301:2012 Societal security, Business continuity management systems:

http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail?csnumber=50038  


EXECUTIVE ORDERS, DIRECTIVES AND POLICY

National Support for Preparedness:

(2012) White House, National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security:

http://nmio.ise.gov/docs/National%20Strategy%20for%20Global%20Supply%20Chain%20Security.pdf 

(2011) WH, “NSTIC Strategy”:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/NSTICstrategy_041511.pdf 

(2011) WH, “International Strategy for Cyberspace”:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/international_strategy_for_cyberspace.pdf 

(2007) National Continuity Policy Implementation Plan:

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1384886826028-729844d3fd23ff85d94d52186c85748f/NCPIP.pdf 

(2007) "National Continuity Policy," (supersedes PDD 67):

http://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/org/ncp/nspd_51.pdf 

(2007) NSPD-51/HSPD-20:

http://fas.org/irp/offdocs/nspd/nspd-51.htm 

(2007) Congress National Continuity Report:

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/RS22674.pdf 

(2006) U.S. Government Federal COOP:

http://www.federalnewsradio.com/pdfs/fedsources.pdf 

(2006) GAO, COOP Report:

http://www.gao.gov/assets/270/269589.pdf 

(2003) WH, “National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace”:

https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/cyberspace_strategy.pdf - (2000) Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA2K):

http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1524-20490-1790/dma2000.pdf 

(1988) EO 12656 “Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities”:

http://fas.org/irp/offdocs/EO12656.htm