Steve Poupos, director of technology operations at AT&T; and George B. Huff Jr., director and founder of The Continuity Project; have both joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology as disaster resilience fellows.
NIST said Tuesday Huff and Poupos will contribute to the development of a planning guide for community disaster resilience and help the agency implement the guide in towns, cities and counties.
The Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure provides steps on how communities can set up resilience plans that would help them manage resources, identify priorities and carry out initiatives that aim to help them recover from the impact of floods, earthquakes and other disasters.
NIST issued a draft version of the guide in April for public review and expects to release the guide’s first version by September.
Poupos has led hurricane recovery efforts for AT&T’s Network Disaster Recovery and Emergency Management Organization.
Huff takes part in crafting business continuity-focused standards for the International Organization of Standards and previously worked at the U.S. Courts‘ Administrative Office as attorney-adviser to the Office of Security and Facilities and Judiciary Emergency Preparedness Office.