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BCM Partners and Providers: Additional Resources


Generally Accepted Practices (GAP)

The Generally Accepted Practices (GAP) Document link opens in a new window is intended to be a depository of knowledge and recommendations offered by skilled business continuity practitioners.

National Response Framework

The National Response Framework presents the guiding principles that enable all response partners to prepare for and provide a unified national response to disasters and emergencies - from the smallest incident to the largest catastrophe. The Framework establishes a comprehensive, national, all-hazards approach to domestic incident response.

Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov)

Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov) is the national network of Lessons Learned and Best Practices for emergency response providers and homeland security officials. Members can access a wealth of knowledge and information through LLIS.gov. The network contains one of the most comprehensive repositories of documents relating to homeland security and emergency response.

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

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The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment.

Emergency Support Function Annexes

Emergency Support Function Annexes (ESFs) link opens in a new window provide the structure for coordinating Federal interagency support for a Federal response to an incident. The Support Annexes link opens in a new window describe how Federal departments and agencies; State, tribal, and local entities; the private sector; volunteer organizations; and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) coordinate and execute the common functional processes and administrative requirements necessary to ensure efficient and effective incident management.

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