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Strategic Goals & Objectives

View and Print the 2009-2014 Strategic Plan HERE.


The TISP Strategic Plan outlines four thematic goals and a set of prominent objectives the TISP Board of Directors and staff will pursue to execute our responsibilities regualted by our mission and vision.


TISP is committee to maintaning its level of excellence through regular evaluation of organization, governance, staff and operation. The Strategic Plan will be review annually by the TISP Board of Directors to ensure it remains relevant to our members and industry.  A Business Plan written by the TISP Board of Directors outlines programmatic activties and timelines for achieving the goals and objectives set in this document.  The majority of these objectives will be achieved within the first three-years with further advancement offcuring during the remaining years of the plan.


Goal 1: Leadership in Infrastructure Resilience


TISP will enhance its unique position as the national leader in infrastructure resiliency and disaster recovery with a diverse knowledge base and membership of organizations representing industry, local, state and federal agencies, as well as academia and other related entities.


*  Perform as a national asset facilitating dialogue on infrastructure security and resiliency, including offering technical support and resources for education on public policy related to the security and resiliency of the nation’s built environment

*  In 2009 and 2010, develop core programs and resources to sustain TISP as an authority for infrastructure resilience. Assist federal, state, regional and local agencies, as well as the owners and operators of private-sector infrastructure, in carrying out their missions in support of the National Security Strategy, the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, and the National Response Framework

*  In 2009, launch a collaborative communication and marketing network to:

o    Collect and disseminate information regarding infrastructure resilience, disaster response and other common concerns

o    Raise awareness of the importance of and efforts aimed at achieving national and regional disaster resilience for critical infrastructure

o    Sharing information regarding business opportunities, as well as research and development opportunities, to our members

*  Bridge cross-sector and cross-discipline differences that may affect the achievement of our goals and objectives


Goal 2: Foster Public- and Private-Sector Collaboration


TISP pledges to lead public- and private-sector collaboration that advances the practice and policies of infrastructure security and resiliency.


*  To keep TISP as the leader of collaboration and knowledge of infrastructure resilience, expand membership and form strategic alliances to be inclusive of the broad range of stakeholders and leverage the strengths of partnership and membership.

*  Foster creation and development of regional public- and private-sector coordination to address infrastructure interdependency and interoperability. In 2010, explore the potential for developing regional or state TISP Charters.

*Collaborate on issues and leverage the collective technical expertise and research and development capabilities of the TISP membership covering all areas including planning, design and construction.


 Goal 3: Serve as a Clearinghouse for Knowledge, Skills and Education


TISP should be positioned as a clearinghouse for knowledge, skills and education of infrastructure resilience and disaster response information.


* By the end of 2014, develop a peer mentoring and resource database as a resource for homeland security practitioners and decision makers to find information, services and tools and to share lessons learned.

In 2009 and 2010, work with professional development and academic communities:


o    Augment and enhance criminal justice and homeland security studies, programs and training courses.

o    Create an internship program for college students, and assess the needs for developing certification programs for practices, design and procedures.


* By the end of 2012, create an infrastructure resilience and disaster response knowledge management center for all CI/KR sectors to collect, share, organize and promote knowledge on critical infrastructure resilience and disaster preparedness.



Goal 4: Contribute to Benchmarking and Development of Performance Measures

Collaborate with and support national organizations in the setting performance measures, developing industry standards and benchmarks for homeland security.


* Over a two-year period, work with federal and state agencies to conduct a needs and gaps assessment of standards, benchmarks, planning guides, education and training.

In 2009, establish a network of codes and standards setting organizations with a commitment to provide peer expertise and serve the membership as a knowledge resource.

* By the end of 2011, develop a performance assessment program to share information on tools and practices and link decision support tools to performance measures.



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