SOURCE: The Center for Digital Government

June 22, 2006 05:44 ET

Disaster Planning Strategy Paper Just Released

FOLSOM, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 22, 2006 -- A new strategy paper, "Getting Back Online by Going Off the Beaten Path: A Practical Guide to Protecting Your Information Assets and Ten Things You Wished You Knew Before the Disaster Struck," advises government administrators and decision-makers about disaster planning strategies to prepare an agency to function in the face of natural or manmade disaster.

The paper includes case studies that demonstrate how state and local governments can create enterprise-level security assessments; and examples of successful and well-implemented disaster recovery methods. The paper also includes 10 tips to keep in mind while planning disaster preparedness measures and five IT solutions to consider in continuity of operations planning. For example, local governments should designate one or more partner cities -- with comparable entities and matching IT operations -- for relocation of the government seat and citizen population in the event of a disaster that would displace a population.

"In a complex world characterized by natural and manmade disasters, service interruptions are inevitable. Proper preparation is both the governments' and the public's insurance policy, redeemed when disasters strike," says Paul W. Taylor, Chief Strategy Officer for the Center for Digital Government. "State and local governments have much to learn from the discipline of continuity of operations planning in the public and private sector while preparing for the next inevitable disaster."

"Getting Back Online by Going Off the Beaten Path: A Practical Guide to Protecting Your Information Assets and Ten Things You Wished You Knew Before the Disaster Struck" was produced by the Center for Digital Government and underwritten by Symantec.

For further information about the strategy paper or to request a complimentary copy, contact Julie Arndt at 916-932-1406 or jarndt@centerdigitalgov.com. The paper can also be downloaded free of charge at www.centerdigitalgov.com.

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