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At Georgetown University, University Information Services (UIS) Business Continuity Management is defined as a holistic management process that identifies potential impacts that threaten an organization and provides a framework for building resilience with the capability for an effective response that safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, reputation and value creating activities.
The mission of the University Information Services Business Continuity Management program is to allow;

  • Georgetown University to continue its primary mission without major disruption due technology issues.
  • Senior Management to continue to manage business operations under adverse conditions,
    • by the introduction of appropriate resilience strategies, recovery objectives, business continuity, operational risk management considerations and crisis management plans
  • the University to avoid any major financial losses due to technology issues
  • the University to avoid any reputational damage due to technology issues
  • the University to avoid any regulatory issues due to technology issues.

By performing our primary function and meeting these goals UIS will provide continued support for all operational functions within the University and its affiliates.

Our overall mission is to ensure that Georgetown University continues to provide superb academics as well as excellent logistical support for its students, faculty and staff.

Each department in UIS has written a plan to allow them to work through any type of disruption and maintains those plans in a constantly ready state. To ensure the plans are updated each department has assigned a BC/DR Plan Coordinator, to see who your coordinator is go to the list of University BC/DR Coordinators and look under UIS. You will need to sign in using your NetID to view this list.