The Security Analysis and Risk Management Association (SARMA) recently announced that it has joined together with The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to cofound the National Resilience Coalition.
According to a statement, the goal of the NRC is to bring together the private sector and professional societies to establish a common risk-based regional resilience philosophy, which would help guide coalition members in advancing national preparedness.
Among some of the other organizations that have committed to partnering with the NRC include:
• Association of State Floodplain Managers
• American Institute of Architects
• American Public Works Association
• American Society of Civil Engineers
• American Water Works Association
• ASIS International
• Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership
• Community and Regional Resilience Institute
• EMPact America
• Great Lakes Hazards Coalition
• International Council on Systems Engineering
• National Association of Development Organizations
• National Emergency Management Association
• National Fire Protection Association
• National Hazards Mitigation Association
• Pacific Northwest Economic Region
• San Francisco Bay Area Center for Regional Disaster Resilience
• Security Analysis and Risk Management Association
• The Infrastructure Security Partnership
According to SARMA President Kerry L. Thomas, NRC partners are currently in the process of identifying co-chairs and working on the coalition’s first initiative, which is drafting a letter to federal government leaders that addresses the important of risk management in achieving national resilience and security.