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  • 1. LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
    STEPHENSON DISASTER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE10th Annual Homeland Security Forum

2. Mission
Our mission is to save the lives of people and animals by continuously improving disaster response management through leadership in applied research and executive education.
Goals
Bring business principles and research to bear on disasters
Produce applied research anddisseminate best practices to the business and practitioner community
Build partnerships between academic scholars, emergency management practitioners and the private sector
3. Projects
National Initiative for Small Business Resiliency
Preparedness & Mitigation Education Programs
CSIS-LSU Series on Disaster Management & Emergency Response
Academic Partnership
Command College
Leadership Development Programs for Homeland Security & Emergency Management
National Business Emergency Operations Center
FEMA initiative
Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center (LA BEOC)
Public-private collaboration
4. Louisiana Business
Emergency Operations Center
A Partnership Of
5. Mission
To support disaster management in Louisiana by
Developing an accurate understanding of economic impacts to critical infrastructures and major economic drivers
Coordinating businesses and volunteer organizations with the public sector
Through the LA BEOC, the State of Louisiana will
Improve disaster preparedness and response
Reduce reliance on FEMA and other federal assistance
Maximize business, industry and economic stabilization
Return the business environment to normal operations quickly
6. 7. LA BEOC Built Through Public Private Collaboration
8. LA BEOC Progress & Recognition
Recognized by FEMA as a model in public/private partnership
Highlighted in FEMAs5th Commemoration Report of Katrina/Rita
Completed orientation forparticipating trade association leader
Virtually activated in response to BP Oil Spill
Recipient of the 2011 National Hurricane
Conference Outstanding Achievement Award
9. sdmi.lsu.edu