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Continuity coordinators and planners recognized by governor’s advisor for homeland security

On March 5, 2015, Colonel Steve McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security Advisor to the Governor of Texas, presented certificates of appreciation to continuity coordinators and planners from Texas state agencies and Austin Energy

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SORM’s role with FEMA

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Maureen Clement, SORM’s Continuity Consultant, was selected by FEMA to provide Continuity of Operations training this month in Amarillo, Texas. Maureen was requested by Brad MacDannald, the FEMA Region VI Continuity Manager, based on her planning expertise, her qualifications as

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Business continuity workshop for universities

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The State Office of Risk Management (SORM) will host a Continuity of Operations (COOP) Workshop for Texas Institutions of Higher Education on May 21, 2014. This Workshop is designed to address planning and training needs, as well as other areas

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Tips for calculating building replacement cost

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Have you ever been faced with the task of determining the replacement cost of a building?  If so, where on earth would you begin?  If you are responsible for the reporting of your building value and have not given the

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Agenda set for upcoming COOP workshop

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To sign-up for the event, login via RMIS. If you have trouble, e-mail SORM Training Coordinator Michelle Hammett. For help organizing your Business Continuity Plan download the Milestone List spreadsheet here.

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SORM Property and Business Continuity Workshop live stream

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On February 19, 2014, the State Office of Risk Management streamed the Austin Property and Business Continuity Workshop.  Click on the links to view the presentations: 8:30 am – 10:00 am – Value Review 10:00 am – 11:30 am –

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SORM introduces continuity planning consultant

SORM Continuity Planning Consultant, Maureen Clement

On December 2, 2013, the State Office of Risk Management welcomed Maureen Clement as the SORM Continuity Planning Consultant. Maureen will provide guidance on continuity planning to state agencies, consistent with the policy letter and existing legislation and rules. “We

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Plan Initiation and Management

Summary View of Business Contnuity Management Business continuity planning projects, like disaster recovery projects, are initiated for many reasons, such as: Ensuring the agency continues to provide critical services to the public. Reducing the cost of disruption and emergencies. Promoting

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