contingency plan


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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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When determining how to mitigate each risk as part of the contingency plan, applicable regulations should serve as a starting point for the preventative steps to take, Wood says.
The contingency plan noted that eligible famers should be 'fairly compensated' to aid them cope with their losses due to the destruction of their farm pigs and products.
Draft documents, meetings and agreements were just part of the day-to-day work those involved in the Drought Contingency Plan took on.
"Most of the projects are ready, there is a great deal of preparedness as regards the completion of these contingency plans," Petrides said.
The Commissioner expressed satisfaction over the measures incorporated in the contingency plan and issued special directives to ensure all arrangements to counter the urban flood during expected heavy rains.
Minister Rehabilitation, Col (Retd) Dost Muhammad Chandio directed PDMA to complete all tasks, preparedness and preparation of Monsoon Contingency Plan 2018 before start of monsoon season and also directed to operate 'Provincial Emergency Operation Center' and he felt satisfied with the works and preparedness of PDMA Sindh to cope with any natural disaster.
A spokesman for the Sindh police said on Tuesday that the contingency plan was presented to the Inspector-General of Police Allah Dino Khowaja.
"I don't have a contingency plan for staff, I don't have one for every staff member.
'The National Committee for Disaster Management needs to formalise their contingency plan and then all these [response plans] need to feed into NCDM's overall contingency plan for the entire country,' he said, noting that the framework released today is 'a very first step in an overall contingency plan for the municipality of Phnom Penh'.
The Bank of England is preparing a contingency plan to deal with the aftermath of the EU vote.
High-level officials from various government and UN agencies participated in the event in order to update the Joint UNHCR/Government Contingency Plan. This plan was developed during the First Joint High Level Working Group in April 2013.
The problem is, as simple as it may be, few of us actually have undertaken the effort to think through, communicate and document a contingency plan with the appropriate input from internal and local stakeholders.

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