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Bridging the Gaps


The ongoing effort to create a more resilient society has moved to the forefront of disaster/emergency and business continuity management. This endeavor has never been more evident than through the recent activities of DRI International. Over the last few months, DRI International has helped facilitate a number of conversations with public sector entities to bring about a better understanding of goals and methodologies pertaining to private/public sector organizations. This has culminated in a joint public/private sector meetings held at the New York Stock Exchange on March 21, 2011. To supplement these efforts, DRI International has met and briefed senior administration and Congressional officials.During these conversations it became apparent that there was a need for creating some basis of common understanding for public/private sector interfaces. Such understanding is critical considering that 85 percent of all resources used by the government are in the hands of the private sector. “The need to