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FEMA Continuity Readiness Cell Supports the Continuation of National Essential Functions During Incidents of National Significance - August, 2011

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Please join NCP for our third installment of the Continuity Webinar Series titled An Inside Look at How the FEMA Continuity Readiness Cell (CRC) Supports the Continuation of National Essential Functions During Incidents of National Significance. We encourage you to participate in this webinar to gain a unique opportunity to learn more about how the FEMA Continuity Readiness Cell (CRC) supports the nation’s ability to continue performing our National Essential Functions through effective coordination and communication. The CRC is able to monitor the status of the Executive Branch continuity readiness and the ability to maintain essential functions in a crisis. It serves to analyze and integrate continuity-unique situational and readiness information.

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About the presenters

James Duncan
Deputy Director
Operations Division
National Continuity Programs, FEMA

Mr. Duncan serves as the Deputy Director for FEMA’s National Continuity Programs, Operations Division, which provides leadership with a single point of contact concerning the status of continuity-related mission areas within the Federal Executive Branch (FEB) Departments and Agencies (D/A). The division collects, analyzes, and reports on the ability of the nation to perform its eight national essential functions (NEF); assesses current and future operations; and provides a continuity common operating picture (COP) that includes forecasting, gaps, impacts, and proposed remediation.  In addition, the division coordinates the evacuation, relocation, and accountability of key leadership and staff using the Federal (and Mutual Aid) Emergency Response Official (F/ERO) Repository system.

Mr. Duncan has over 30 years of service in the military and the Federal government in various positions of operations, training and exercise development, domestic emergency preparedness and continuity programs. He holds a BS in History and Political Science from the University of Illinois and a Master’s in Public Administration from Western Kentucky University.

Craig Wilson
Federal and Mutual Aid Emergency Response /Recovery Official (F/ERO) Credentialing Coordinator
National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC)
National Continuity Programs, FEMA

Craig A. Wilson is a senior consultant and subject matter expert to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of National Capital Region Coordination (NCRC) and National Continuity Programs (NCP) as the Federal and Mutual Aid Emergency Response/Recovery Official (F/ERO) Credentialing Coordinator.   He is responsible for coordinating the credentialing requirements of Public Law 110-53 (Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act), Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20, National Security Presidential Directive 51, as well as providing guidance to senior leadership that promotes credentialing interoperability of Federal Government continuity programs.  In addition, he is responsible for recommending continuity credentialing procedures that will achieve interoperability with State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate. 

Dennis Haas
Program Manager
Operations Division
National Continuity Programs, FEMA

Additional details on this webinar

This webinar will last approximately 45 minutes. After the presentation is complete, you will have an opportunity to ask questions via the chat feature in the webinar system. This webinar is free to the public and will accommodate the first 500 visitors that enter the site. In addition to airing live, the webinar will be recorded and viewable at your convenience after it completes.

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