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
          703-416-8407

Event: PS-Prep Public Meeting

The first of 2 public meetings on PS-Prep, a new DHS voluntary preparedness accreditation and certification program for the private sector, will be held on Tuesday January 13.  See my original post for more information on PS-Prep.

Thanks to Ginna Rodriguez for leaving a comment with the meeting time.

Date:     Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Time:     9am - 2:30pm
Location: US Chamber of Commerce
          1615 H Street, NW
          Washington, DC 20062
Register: 703-416-8407

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.