Selected Reference Projects

Seminar 'Supply Chain Business Continuity and Risk Management: manage risks proactively - master a crises actively', Vienna, Austria
This seminar was designed and presented by Kaldas Consulting in cooperation with the Institute of Transport and Logistics, School of Economics, University of Vienna, Austria.

Integtration of Business Continuity Planning (BCP) into the ISaPro®-Process Model, Vienna, Austria
Cooperation of Kaldas Consulting with the Vienna Institute for Safety and Systems Engineering, VISSE, Fachhochschule Campus Wien.  Establishment of a generic model for pro-active Risk Management strategies. Based on the components of the ISaPro®, this model integrates International Best BCPPractices and thus allows for the analysis and identification of BCP-requirements essential to securing mission-critical business functions.

Seminar ‚Data Security Manager, Vienna, Austria
Kaldas Consulting developed and presented the organizational part of the Seminar ‚Data Security Manager’ for  the Austrian national chapter of TÜV Nord Akademie.

American Society for Quality International Conference
Focusing on the lessons that can be learned from the recent tragic events in Japan, the presentation elucidated the parameters for Riskmanagement in today's global business environment. It is more important than ever before for every kind of organization or business to review all elements of their supply chain when taking steps to improve and enhance their approach to BCP. To maintain the level of quality expected by customers and other stakeholders it is critical to coordinate business continuity management, quality management, and risk management functions.

Research Questionnaire ‘Business Continuity Planning (BCP)’, Vienna, Austria
Kaldas Consulting developed in cooperation with Austrian Managers Association and Fachhochschule St. Pölten, Department of IT-Security, a comprehensive questionnaire elucidating Risk Management Strategies  and practices in Austrian companies ranging from small businesses to large corporations. The answers obtained by CEOs and Decision-makers showed that applied BCPs were more common in larger corporations but also portrayed a marked difference between perception and actual day-to-day operations (details see KC publications).

Florida Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Response, Franklin County, Florida
Deployment to the Gulf Coast (May, August) as part of a multi-company team contracted to assist with the impending oil spill disaster. Our role was the planning section for the entire team providing all of the plans required for an effective and safe response. Provided on site / on water observation teams for the mapping and tracking of the deployment and positioning of oil spill boom. Responsibility for the initiation and management of a 24/7 Call Center in response to the community and the Department of Emergency Management of Franklin County.

Palm Beach, Monroe Counties and South Florida Water Management, Florida
Development of WebEOC BCP-Concept of Operations and supported integrated Communications Boards and integrated Resource Sharing Boards in Region 7. This work encompassed Emergency Management situational awareness, information and resource allocation software to facilitate coordination within and between above listed jurisdictions.

Palm Beach County,  Florida
Supported the development of Concept of Operations, meaning  a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for the public sector,  and  the design of situational software for Palm Beach County Emergency  Management using WebEOC software.

Palm Beach County,  Florida
Developed 19 Natural Diaster Coordinating Procedures in  support of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP).  Coordinating procedures included a comprehensive spectrum of locally  occurring natural disasters from meteorological phenomena to agricultural  pests.

Department of Health,  Florida
Developed comprehensive procedures toolkit for hospitals. Toolkit  included introduction, response, decontamination, and treatment for  Radiological, and Chemical incidents. Toolkit included quick reference  posters, pocket manuals and "Just in Time" training curriculum.  Additionally, developed Evacuation toolkit and a guidance document or the  development of an comprehensive evacuation plan for a hospital. This  program concluded with Train the  Trainer workshops for all 218 hospital in 67 countries and the distribution  of the Radiological, Chemical, Evacuation Toolkits.

State Department of Transportation, Maryland
provided, under the auspices of the American Management Association International and Computer Sciences Corporation,
extensive business continuity (BC) and IT-related disaster recovery plan (IT-DRP) training for information technology employees of
the state’s transportation agency representing multiple divisions of the state’s transportation system, e.g., roads, bridges, ports,
airports, and licensing.

Swarthmore Asset Management, a registered investment advisor (RIA) in New York, New York
Threat Risk Analysis (TRA), vulnerability assessment, Business Continuity Plan (BCP): provided risk analysis and vulnerability
assessment, and created a comprehensive BCP, that provided specialized, industry-specific guidance on best practices in compliance
with the newly promulgated requirements of NASD Rule 3510 applicable to all registered investment advisors.

Alaska Chugach Electric Association, HQ in Anchorage, Alaska
provided Business Continuity Planning (BCP) to all departments within the Chugach Electric Association. The primary threat
during the preparation of the BCP was a Union Strike; worked with the electric corporation to address issues associated with the
strike and the operations of the association with reduced manpower.

Wyoming Powder River Energy Corporation, HQ in Sundance, Wyoming
provided a comprehensive Business Impact Analysis (BIA) followed by a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan (BCP). The BCP
primary purpose was to maintain generation, transmission, and distribution capability to the general public and the largest coal
producing mines in the United States.

Orange County, California
Business Impact Analysis (BIA) for County’s Business Continuity Plan; provided risk analysis and business impact consulting services
including risk analysis and vulnerability assessment of business processes, people, infrastructure, supplies and information
technology (IT) that support Orange County’s critical business functions, their automated systems/applications and upstream
and downstream dependencies; Business Impact Analysis (BIA) for core operations and services, including public health, public
safety, criminal justice, public works, public assistance, revenue collection, payments and regulatory compliance; evaluation of
infrastructure and frequency of data back-ups/offsite storage procedures.

County of Grey, Toronto, Canada
Pandemic Preparedness Plan; the objective was to furnish the region’s pandemic plan that would be used by the county as well
as seven regional governments that fall under Grey’s jurisdiction; the plan focused on devising a comprehensive organizational
analysis that concentrated on organizational dependencies and criticality levels, and work risks of fundamental processes, that
were identified and systematized so they could be deployed to a remote working configuration; development of a comprehensive
Real Estate Continuity Plan (RECP); public safety protocols and communications infrastructure.

City of Detroit Police Department, Michigan
provided emergency management professional consulting for the development of a Unified Command (UC) Plan for Super Bowl
40: coordinated Police, Fire, Emergency Management Services, Public Works, Public Health, and surrounding jurisdictions emergency
response agencies with federal agencies, the NFL and the private organizations involved with the preparation and hosting
of all festivities/activities associated with the Super Bowl; assisted in the development of the City Public Health Super Bowl Plan;
developed the Joint Information Center Plan for the Super Bowl.

Texas CoServ Electric, HQ in Corinth, Texas
provided a comprehensive Business Impact Analysis (BIA) followed by a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan (BCP). The BCP
primary purpose was to maintain generation, transmission, and distribution capability.

Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) and the Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency
Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), Ottawa, Canada

developed the first phase of a facilities-oriented Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Program through an initiative called The Government
of Canada Alternate Site Strategy (GoCASS); project involved key BCP principles including Business Impact Analysis (BIA),
Threat and Risk Analysis (TRA) of naturally-occurring and anthropogenic events.