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contingency plan

A plan involving suitable backups, immediate actions and longer term measures for responding to computer emergencies such as attacks or accidental disasters. Contingency plans are part of business continuity planning.

The process of developing such a plan involves convening a team representing all sectors of the organization, identifying critical resources and functions and establishing a plan for recovery based on how long the enterprise can function without specific functions. The plan must be documented and tested until it works effectively. Also called a "disaster plan," a contingency plan must be updated periodically. See business continuity, disaster recovery and backup types.
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As one of the larger interconnected utilities on the western electric grid, PacifiCorp is working closely with both these agencies and the other western electricity providers to refine contingency plans.
GPU also drafted nearly 800 Year 2000 contingency plans prepared as a "defense in depth" measure in response to unexpected, but theoretically conceivable Year 2000-related risk scenarios.
When Xcel Energy reached an impasse in negotiations it elected to switch to one of its contingency plans.
The contingency plan includes increasing fuel inventories for late 1999; identification of alternate fuel suppliers; identification of substitute data collection points for local power shortages; adjustments to staffing, especially for January 2000 contingencies; and adjustments of freight routes to bypass possible bottlenecked distribution centers.
Nokia's Year 2000 contingency plans during the fourth quarter of 1999 include: setting up a Nokia-wide Millennium Center to coordinate the operations of the various Nokia Year 2000 Operations Centers that will be operational through the change of the millennium within the Nokia Year 2000 subprojects; performing compliant integration tests through logistics chains for various products and including critical component, subsystem and services suppliers; and assisting critical component, subsystem and services suppliers in their Year 2000 upgrading.
Contingency plans address the many facets of spill response, including the actions necessary to stop spills, initiate cleanup and prevent the spill from endangering the state's natural resources.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Atos Origin North America created and implemented a host of contingency plans in preparation for Hurricane Rita designed to assist its clients while preparing, adapting and adjusting IT systems so that they would be only minimally impacted by the impending disaster.
Postal Service: Has a contingency plan in place to increase its package delivering capability without compromising mail delivery.
Acknowledging the delay in state action on its tax reform proposals, the administration began to implement its contingency plans in August by laying off more than 700 city workers and reducing or eliminating certain non-essential city services.
We have comprehensive contingency plans designed to minimize disruption of service to our customers and to resume operations as soon as possible.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, among others, the possibility that the North American Operations do not retain their current levels of flight activity and that management is unable to effectively execute its contingency plans in the event of a work action by the pilots union.
Statements in this press release regarding management's future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects, including statements relating to the Company's intellectual property rights, its ongoing litigation with IVAX and CorePharma, contingency plans and its future development efforts, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

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