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ANSI Supports DHS in National Preparedness Month

HSSP plenary to address homeland security standards and their business application

New York, Aug 17, 2009

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is joining forces with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the sixth consecutive year to support National Preparedness Month. Held each September, National Preparedness Month highlights the importance of emergency preparedness for families and companies across the nation.

National Preparedness Month 2009 will focus on the importance of being ready for emergencies by addressing Americans’ changing perceptions about readiness. Events organized and materials issued for the month will demonstrate how preparedness goes beyond fire alarms, smoke detectors, dead-bolt locks, and extra food in the pantry. Participants will learn how to communicate important preparedness messages to families, businesses, and communities with a new series of customizable materials.

As a partnering organization in National Preparedness Month, the ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel (ANSI-HSSP) will host its eighth annual Plenary meeting on October 21, 2009, at the Renaissance Washington, DC hotel. The 2009 Plenary will address homeland security standards and their business application in the private sector.

Plenary organizers have announced several topics of interest to be addressed over the course of the event:

  • Transit security standardization
  • Emergency preparedness for persons with disabilities and special needs
  • Cyber risk
  • Private sector voluntary certification (PS-Prep)
  • Homeland security standards and their private sector application
  • Homeland security standards resources

The latest Plenary agenda is now available for download and review.

Advance registration is required for this event. Click here to register. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For additional information about ANSI-HSSP or the October 21 Plenary, visit the Plenary event page. Questions can be directed to Karen Hughes, ANSI director of homeland security standards (, 212.642.4992).

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