Public Private Partnership (P3) Caucus

IAEM-USA Public Private Partnership (P3) Caucus

Caucus Chair:
Julie Kachgal

Caucus Vice Chair:

Board Liaison:
Carolyn Harshman, USAPastPresident@iaem.com

Staff Liaison:
Lexi Baird, lexi@iaem.com              

IAEM-USA members interested in participating in this caucus should email the caucus staff liaison and tell them how you can contribute to or learn from this committee's important work.

NLE 18 Private Sector Participation Overview | Minutes (members-only)

IAEM-USA Public Private Partnership Caucus Guide

Purpose Statement

Develop, identify, and promulgate best practices for creating effective partnerships among private, not-for-profit, and public sectors.

Caucus Objectives

  • Collect and disseminate Partnership’s news and resources to IAEM members.
  • Promote the benefit of Partnership’s initiatives to IAEM members.
  • Track and support independent initiatives aimed at improving Partnerships.
  • Support the mission of FEMA’s Private Sector Division and any other organization’s programs.

Caucus Concept of Operations

  • Host quarterly information sharing sessions for IAEM members on the topic of Partnerships. These meeting are held via conference call throughout the year and in-person at the IAEM Annual Conference.
  • Update the IAEM-USA Partnership Caucus website and social media with news, publications, projects and links to related authorities.

Member Involvement

  • LEARN: Attend quarterly information sharing sessions to listen.
  • SHARE: Request to be a speaker at a quarterly information session.
  • LEAD: Request for a leadership role on the Caucus.
  • GET INVOLVED: Support an active Partnership Initiatives (Small Business Recognition Program, B2b - Big Business Small Business Emergency Management Mentor Program, etc.).


Partnerships Projects and Initiatives

  • Virtual Business EOC (VBEOC)
    The V-BEOC is a web-based information sharing platform that facilitates collaboration between public, private and non-profit organizations.
  • Big Business Small Business Recognition Program
    The Big Business-Small Business Emergency Management Mentorship Program is designed to motivate and encourage large businesses to provide mutually beneficial emergency preparedness, response, and recovery expertise to small businesses. The program was created to improve the resiliency of small businesses, and reduce recovery time after a disaster.
  • NIMSAT/IAEM-USA Joint Press Release: Big Business-Small Business Emergency Management Mentorship Program Launches for Enhanced Disaster Resiliency (01 June 2012)
  • The All Hazards Consortium
    The AHC's key outcome is the integration of planning efforts for projects and systems between government (e.g. state, local & federal) and the private sector infrastructure owner/operators for the following sectors; Power, Transportation, Telecommunications, Medical, Food / Water, Banking & Finance, Information Technology, Housing / Commercial, Facilities and Chemical.
  • CONNECT Colorado
    The CONNECT Colorado Resource Inventory, a project of the Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership (CEPP) and the Denver Infragard Member’s Alliance, is fully integrated with State of Colorado resource management systems and processes, not a separate private sector phone book. It documents, categorizes, and makes available to emergency responders the equipment, supplies, and expertise of the business community for the security and response capability across the state of Colorado.
  • Corporate Emergency Access System
    CEAS is a pre-event credentialing program, which authenticates critical business employees for access to restricted areas following a disaster or serious emergency using a secure identification card recognized by the police. Municipalities must adopt the CEAS Program for use in their jurisdiction before businesses can enroll in the Program and receive ID cards. The local authorities can implement CEAS following an emergency once immediate threats to life are stabilized.
  • Business Executives for National Security
    Business Executives for National Security (BENS), a nationwide, non-partisan organization, is the primary channel through which senior business executives can help enhance the nation's security. BENS members use their business experience to help government leaders implement solutions to the most challenging national security problems. BENS has only one special interest: to help make America safe and secure.
  • InfraGard
    InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide range of members. At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector.
    The NIMSAT Institute aims to support and strengthen strategic partnerships between key public and private entities in emergency management at all levels, including non-profit organizations, leveraging national assets and partners for action and support throughout the country.

Member Articles and Presentations