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A Private Sector Perspective
Presented by Steve Kay
Southeast WisconsinHomeland Security Partnership, Inc.A Public/Private Initiative
Northeast Power Outage Raises Importance of
WASHINGTON, Thursday, August 14, 2003 -
Communities stretching from Detroit to New York were thrown into darkness Thursday afternoon as an east coast power outage halted power throughout six U.S. states and Canada, prompting the American Red Cross into action.
Need for Public Private Partnerships
Physical - Terrorism
Physical - Natural
"The Department of Homeland Security, working collaboratively with the private sector, … to be able to rapidly assess the impact of a disaster on critical infrastructure. We must use this knowledge to inform Federal response and prioritization decisions … to save lives and mitigate the impact of the disaster on the Nation.
Seamless coordination among government agencies and volunteer organizations is possible when they build cooperative relationships and conduct joint planning and exercises before an incident occurs.
Private-sector preparedness is not a luxury; it is a cost of doing business in the post 9/11 world. It is ignored at a tremendous potential cost in lives, money and national security. “-- 9/11 Commission Final Report
“In my mind, the government is incapable of responding to its maximum ability without private sector support…” -- Tom Ridge
Can We Talk?
Understanding the 4 C’s—communication, cooperation, coordination, and collaboration—is crucial to achieving effective partnerships.
Communication, exchanging information and ideas, is the first step in
establishing a relationship between two organizations. Cooperation, involves partners undertaking a joint project or operation such as the sharing of personnel. Coordination, is achieved when the partners adopt a common goal, for instance, to reduce crime in a certain neighborhood.
Collaboration, the final and most comprehensive step, occurs when partners understand that their missions overlap and adopt policies and projects designed to share resources, achieve common goals, and strengthen both partners.
A Collaborative Effort
Critical Infrastructures - Mutually Dependent & Interconnected
~ 85% in Private Sector
We’re In It Together
Emergencies involve everyone … preparing for them should too … engage the whole community
It is very important to work together and get to know people, capabilities and contacts before emergencies occur. Under the NRF, the private sector is business and industry, trade organizations, voluntary, academia, nonprofit, faith-based, and other non-governmental organizations.
When the need for assistance arises, response will be quicker and the need understood.
Build a Resilient Organization
A disaster is not the time to start swapping business cards
We Need Protection to Partner Effectively Civil Liability Protections - Address Risks Assumed by Volunteers and Business
Homeland Security Partnership, Inc.
Who We Are
Established to address Homeland Security challenges and major disasters and to partner public and private organizations for this purpose.
Our Mission is to“Unite public and private organizations in partnership to prepare for, respond to and recover from critical incidents in the SE WI Community.”
Board of Directors – Past & Present
Crisis management drills
Disaster recovery exercises
Incident response drills
Business recovery exercises
How Often Do You Participate as Outside Stakeholders?
Build Resiliency / Readiness of the Community