U.S. Resilience Project (USRP) reports are designed to showcase how public policy can benefit from private-sector best practices in security, business continuity, risk management, and disaster preparedness.
In Priorities for America’s Preparedness: Best Practices from the Private Sector, the USRP brought together executives from some of America’s leading companies—Coca Cola, Hewlett Packard, John Deere, DuPont, Travelers, Walmart, Deloitte, Archer Daniels Midland, AT&T, Maersk—to offer examples of the kinds of capabilities and competencies that companies are creating to manage disasters and to identify their priorities for partnering with government.
The Bottom Line: The tools and processes that companies have developed to manage risk are not well known or well integrated into national response plans. Greater reliance on existing industry best practices can achieve competitiveness and security simultaneously, and free up government resources to safeguard areas that commercial best practices do not and often cannot address.