DHS announces voluntary private sector preparedness program

From HSToday:

On Dec. 24, DHS announced a new voluntary preparedness accreditation and certification program for the private sector known as “PS-Prep.”  Through the program, DHS will adopt a series of voluntary preparedness standards, and then assess and certify the compliance of individual companies or organizations with those standards.  Congress authorized DHS to establish the program in the Implementing the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act (Public Law 110-53).

DHS stressed that although certification in compliance with the standards is completely voluntary, companies would benefit from adopting the standards and from developing standards for DHS to consider including in its guidelines.

DHS called for comments on its proposal by Jan 23, 2009, and DHS intends to hold public meetings in January and February to solicit feedback on the program.  FEMA has set up a Web site to take comments.

I’ll write a new post (filed under the Upcoming Events category) when FEMA posts the dates of the public meetings.


3 Responses

  1. Meeting date Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 9am – 2:30pm
    Address: US Chamber of Commerce
    1615 H Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20062

    register via phone at 703-416-8407

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