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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Consultant Opening

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Consultant – WPS is looking for a Consultant with experience in Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) including conducting business impact analyses and risk assessments, developing continuity and recovery plans, implementing technical solutions, and conducting tests and exercises. The resource would help develop BC and DR programs to ensure WPS can effectively respond to a disaster so that the critical business functions can be resumed within a defined timeframe, the amount of loss can be minimized, and any impacted facilities can be repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. Click here for more information.

Next BRPW Meeting on January 10, 2017

Topic Description: Attend this session and learn how other organizations address their BCP/DR challenges.  Each location will discuss different challenges and best practices will be identified and documented.  All best practice information will be shared with all members at a future date.

For members in the Milwaukee area:

Kohl’s Innovation Center

W165 N5830 Ridgewood Drive, Menomonee Falls

The following challenges will be discussed.


  • How do you get/keep Management invested in BCP/DR?
  • How do you develop on-boarding materials to get people on-boarded quickly? How to get people up to speed on acronyms, roles and responsibilities
  • How do you audit or ensure Quality Assurance of your compay’s BCP and DR plans?
  • How do you define a successful exercise?

For members in the Madison area:

American Family Insurance

6000 American Parkway Madison, WI 53783

  • How do you keep plans current when dealing with constant changes including reorganizations, staff changes, etc?
  • How do you ensure that BCP representatives are devoting the appropriate amount of time to BCP?
  • How do you make BCP, DR and Incident Management/Emergency Response plans usable?
  • How do you define a successful exercise?

For members in the Green Bay/Fox Valley area:

Thrivent Financial

4321 N. Ballard Road

Appleton, WI 54919

  • How do you maintain document compliance for documents maintained in many different places, ensuring they are kept current?
  • How do you ensure consistency in BCP, DR and Emergency response plan documentation across your organization
  • How do you get employees to engage in exercises and ensure an exercise is right sized?
  • How do you define a successful exercise?

DHS and FEMA Information

FEMA and its partners released the updated National Planning Frameworks for each mission area: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. The National Planning Frameworks, which are part of the National Preparedness System, set the strategy and doctrine for building, sustaining, and delivering the core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal of building a secure and resilient nation. For more information please refer to FEMA National Planning Frameworks.

The Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) has created a centralized web page called Hometown Security, to make it easier and more efficient for the public to find free useful community tools and resources about security protective measures. The Hometown Security page includes existing incident-preparedness tools as well as new resources including the attached fact sheet to help direct small and mid-sized business to free tools and resources. For more information please refer to DHS Hometown Security.