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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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"Most of the time here in Alaska, when somebody says 'contingency plan,' they're generally referring to oil spill/discharge contingency plans by the DEC [Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation]," explains Craig Wilson, principal with Stantec, a multidisciplinary design firm that offers environmental consulting services.
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Mr Mountain said: "I am disappointed that it appears the Scottish Government is not directly involved with the contingency plans.
But with that contingency plan in effect, voters whose ballots are to be batch fed will be unable to verify their votes through the receipt.
"We are always willing to support wider government planning for any scenario, and we have committed to holding 3,500 troops at readiness to aid contingency plans. We will consider any requests from other government departments if they feel defence capability could contribute to their no-deal planning," a Ministry of Defence spokesman told CNN.
"I have written to the Post Office to stress the need for them to put in place contingency plans to ensure services are not disrupted.
Unless a withdrawal agreement is locked down by December, firms will press the button on their contingency plans.
The review and assessment of the contingency plans was prompted by last July's deadly wildfires in Greece that claimed the lives of 99 people.
The Director Health Hyderabad briefed the health measures which incorporated in the contingency plans adding that control rooms will be set up at district and taluka level, availability of required
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