Event: PS-Prep Public Meeting #2

Sorry for the late notice on this one…  I plan to attend this meeting, and I’ll post an entry after the meeting.

The second of 2 public meetings on PS-Prep, a new DHS voluntary preparedness accreditation and certification program for the private sector, will be held on Monday February 23.  See my original post for more information on PS-Prep.

Date:     Monday, February 23, 2009
Time:     9am - 2:30pm
Location: American Red Cross Ballroom, Hall of Service
          1730 E Street, NW
          Washington, DC 20006
Register: privatesectorpreparedness@hsi.dhs.gov, or

2 Responses

  1. Since February 23rd, I’ve not seen any follow up to the PS-PREP announcement. Can you provide me an update or location to look to.

  2. All posting can be found on http://www.fema.gov/privatesectorpreparedness

    I recently read an article concerning PS Prep and Supply Chain. Though PS Prep has value to improve community resilience, it by far is not prepared to support verification, validation, or certification of supply chain risk management or ensure that their supply chain partners are prepared. The BIA activity and the use of the “word–Supply Chain” within (NFPA 1600, ASIS SPC.1, BS 25999 Parts 1 and 2) for Implementation leading to private sector certification doesn’t comprehensively support supply chain activities (i.e. IT, Product and Services, and Manufacturing/Distribution—via Ports of embarkation or debarkation).

    Like others (e.g. William G. Raisch is the Director of the International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP) at New York University) over states the current capability of the BC/BCM standards and PS Prep program once deployed—a mere copy of BSI BS 25999 BCM business certification minus the over indulgent committee members egos and desire to get rich. IT Supply Chain and Products/Services Supply Chain require different standards, validation, and certification. Listing to Mr. Raisch who sells used Volkswagens as though they are BMW’s–he has found The Da Vinci Code for combining the two activities under PS Prep. How preposterous and self serving!!!

    Get it right or don’t talk about it at all.

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