National Continuity Programs (NCP) hosted a webinar on March 7, 2012 entitled “Major City Continuity Planning: Ensuring Resilience.” This webinar examined the major issues for planning continuity within a major city. Two speakers from the local level shared their real world experiences within the District of Columbia and New York City.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST
Click HERE to view a recording of the webinar.
About the Presenters
New York City Office of Emergency Management
Ron Spence is the Senior Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planner at the New York City Office of Emergency Management where he works with 40-plus critical city agencies in developing and testing continuity plans. During emergencies he also serves as a public-safety coordinator, interfacing with the New York Police Department (NYPD), Fire Department of New York (FDNY), the National Guard, and other federal, state, and local public-safety authorities. He participated in the development of the New York City (NYC) COOP planning methodology and the Continuity of Operations Guide for City Agencies. Ron is a graduate student within the Master of Science in Emergency Management and Business Continuity Program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, holds a Bachlor of Science (B.S). in Political Science from Hunter College, and is certified in business continuity from the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII).
D.C. Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency
Markus Rauschecker is a Senior Law and Policy Analyst for the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS). Over the past three years, he has worked as a consultant for the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) where he is the Senior Continuity of Operations Planner. In his role, Mr. Rauschecker assists DC government agencies in all aspects of their COOP planning efforts – from collecting relevant information, to drafting plans, to exercising those plans. Mr. Rauschecker earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Georgetown University and received his Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Maryland School of Law. Mr. Rauschecker is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland.
Additional Details on this Webinar
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