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Jim Looney Presents:
RFD & Associates

Continuity of Operations (COOP) -

Mitigating the Credible
Threat
Background
Over 35 years
experience as a
first responder
and Incident
Commander
Helped Rewrite the
Presidential
Decision D...
September 11, 2001
Changed Everything
What Happened

RFD & Associates

 Set up DHS & transition
Domestic COG-(X files)

 Chaos & loss of technology

Federal G...
Lessons Learned
Recent Events demonstrate the need to reemphasize
continuity as a “good business practice”
One of the top ...
Today’s Reality
− Earth temperature is changing and
so is the weather
− Droughts are longer
− Storms are more numerous and...
Disaster Recovery and the Credible Threat
Urbane Wild Fire interface
Hurricanes
Earth Quakes
Tsunamis
Tornados
Pandemic
Fl...
The Threats
Terrorism

Active
Shooters
are
becoming
common
place
events
RFD & Associates

North
Korean
Missiles
(Really !!!)
Fusion
ty...
Hurricanes
Scientist
believe only ½
of extreme
storms may be
due to global
warming, the
rest are normal
statistical data

...
Earthquakes
New Madrid Fault Line

126,575 square miles
12 million people
160-200 cities
Saint Louis 1.5-2 million
Memphis...
Tornado
Alley

RFD & Associates

401 Camp Craft Road
West Lake Hills, TX 78764
www.rfdinc.com

512.347.9411
Hello Houston,
We Have a Problem

RFD & Associates

401 Camp Craft Road
West Lake Hills, TX 78764
www.rfdinc.com

512.347....
Lightning can Strike Twice

Moore, Oklahoma Tornados
May of 1999 & 2013

RFD & Associates

401 Camp Craft Road
West Lake H...
Why? It Is Just Good Business
Ensures the
execution of
essential
functions
through all
circumstances
RFD & Associates

Fun...
Disaster Recovery Business Continuity
Though Most Government Agencies and almost
all large businesses have established dis...
Disaster Recovery Business Continuity
Do the plans provide:
-Adequate capabilities for execution of essential functions
-T...
Not Rocket Science
On two occasions after 9-11 Federal employees were running and
screaming from Federal buildings because...
Elements of COOP Planning
– Essential Functions
– Orders of Succession

– Human Capital

– Delegations of Authority

– Tes...
Collateral Damage
Collaborating to incorporate
capabilities of other entities
Coordinating risk
Partnerships
Murphy’s Law
...
Risk Management
The consequences
of not protecting
assets or not
performing essential
functions or ability to
make a profi...
Bottom Line
 I am not Chicken Little and the sky is not falling
 Life has existential risk
 It doesn’t always happen to...
Questions?
Thank You
Jim Looney
jlooney@rfdinc.com

512.517.1136
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  1. 1. Jim Looney Presents: RFD & Associates Continuity of Operations (COOP) - Mitigating the Credible Threat
  2. 2. Background Over 35 years experience as a first responder and Incident Commander Helped Rewrite the Presidential Decision Directives regarding COOP/COG in coordination with the Office of National Security Coordination RFD & Associates Responsible Had the good for the fortune of working for revitalization of the NCS George W. Bush Appointed as Director Mount Weather EOC post 911-July 2005 Charter Over 46 years in Modernized the National Member of the Emergency Continuity DHS, March Management 2003 business Facilities 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  3. 3. September 11, 2001 Changed Everything
  4. 4. What Happened RFD & Associates  Set up DHS & transition Domestic COG-(X files)  Chaos & loss of technology Federal Government  U.S. was not on a wartime footing  Provide COOP Planning for critical D & As and White House  DC Technology placement  NCS Cold war relic  Protect CI/KR and the Federal Government’s technology  Modernize NCS and build COOP Facilities for the Administration  Prepare and protect the Nations ability to support COG 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  5. 5. Lessons Learned Recent Events demonstrate the need to reemphasize continuity as a “good business practice” One of the top ten things CEOs’ and CIOs’ should focus on RFD & Associates 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  6. 6. Today’s Reality − Earth temperature is changing and so is the weather − Droughts are longer − Storms are more numerous and more severe − Weather has become more intense and more devastating − This will have a real impact on your business RFD & Associates 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  7. 7. Disaster Recovery and the Credible Threat Urbane Wild Fire interface Hurricanes Earth Quakes Tsunamis Tornados Pandemic Floods Terrorism RFD & Associates 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  8. 8. The Threats
  9. 9. Terrorism Active Shooters are becoming common place events RFD & Associates North Korean Missiles (Really !!!) Fusion type producing EMP Housto n Ship Channe l Transnation al gangs on border with Mexico Cyber attacks 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  10. 10. Hurricanes Scientist believe only ½ of extreme storms may be due to global warming, the rest are normal statistical data RFD & Associates 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  11. 11. Earthquakes New Madrid Fault Line 126,575 square miles 12 million people 160-200 cities Saint Louis 1.5-2 million Memphis 1-1.5 million No Notice Event - Large reaching, devastating affects - Shelters and resources may not be adequate - Long term recovery RFD & Associates 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  12. 12. Tornado Alley RFD & Associates 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  13. 13. Hello Houston, We Have a Problem RFD & Associates 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  14. 14. Lightning can Strike Twice Moore, Oklahoma Tornados May of 1999 & 2013 RFD & Associates 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  15. 15. Why? It Is Just Good Business Ensures the execution of essential functions through all circumstances RFD & Associates Fundamental responsibility Today’s threat environment is a reality 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  16. 16. Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Though Most Government Agencies and almost all large businesses have established disaster recovery and business continuity plans, most of them do NOT : – Perform regular reviews of the plans – Have comprehensive plans– Have not tested the plans- No Test, Training, & Exercise (TTE Program RFD & Associates 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  17. 17. Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Do the plans provide: -Adequate capabilities for execution of essential functions -The ability to restore services and support Continuity of Government or Business Continuity? -Can any corporation survive after a disaster destroys brick and mortar; or the loss of technology even for a short time. Can result in a loss of confidence by the consumer RFD & Associates 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  18. 18. Not Rocket Science On two occasions after 9-11 Federal employees were running and screaming from Federal buildings because those Departments had no COOP Plan.(Aircraft penetrating ADIZ/FRZ) The only way to prevent chaos when disaster strikes is with a carefully crafted continuity of operations plan — and you better not have it locked away in a file cabinet when it’s needed! RFD & Associates 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  19. 19. Elements of COOP Planning – Essential Functions – Orders of Succession – Human Capital – Delegations of Authority – Test, Training, and Exercise (TT&E) – Continuity Facilities – Devolution of Control and Direction – Continuity Communications RFD & Associates – Vital Records Management – Reconstitution Operations 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  20. 20. Collateral Damage Collaborating to incorporate capabilities of other entities Coordinating risk Partnerships Murphy’s Law RFD & Associates 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  21. 21. Risk Management The consequences of not protecting assets or not performing essential functions or ability to make a profit or stay open for business RFD & Associates The threat environment as it relates to specific areas of concern. What are the threats to your business or location The level of vulnerability to relevant threatsplan for the most likely, most cannot afford the most devastating 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  22. 22. Bottom Line  I am not Chicken Little and the sky is not falling  Life has existential risk  It doesn’t always happen to the other guy  No matter where you live or where your business is located you live with risk  It is good business to evaluate risk and consider it any time your making decisions about how you spend your resources RFD & Associates 401 Camp Craft Road West Lake Hills, TX 78764 www.rfdinc.com 512.347.9411
  23. 23. Questions? Thank You Jim Looney jlooney@rfdinc.com 512.517.1136
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