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Columbia, MD, United States, 2011/04/20 - Operational Framework CoverThe Water Government Coordinating Council (GCC) recently released its Operational Framework, which serves as a resource to communicate the council’s purpose and core functions.
The framework, prepared by Energetics Incorporated, describes the value the GCC will provide at its most effective level of operation.
Energetics assisted the GCC in all phases of the framework development, including the strategic planning session—the centerpiece of the effort. The session convened more than 40 GCC members from Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial levels to review past successes and lessons learned, as well as identify ways to obtain the greatest value from participating in GCC activities.
Following the workshop, members participated in three facilitated webinars to establish the GCC’s purpose, core functions, and guiding principles, and identify the next steps to put the framework to use. Energetics’ team of strategic planners, editors, and graphic designers worked closely with the GCC to create the framework.
Created under the National Infrastructure Protection Plan’s Partnership Model, the GCC coordinates resources at all levels of government and works closely with the private sector through the Water Sector Coordinating Council to address critical Sector security needs and engage interdependent infrastructures. By clearly defining how the GCC operates and what value it provides, the GCC can strengthen and reinvigorate the partnership and extend the reach and impact of its activities across the nation.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Partnership and Outreach Division, the Operational Framework is the third strategic planning document Energetics (energetics.com) has prepared to support the Water Sector partnership. Previous reports include the Water Sector Coordinating Council Strategic Roadmap and the CIPAC Roadmap to a Secure and Resilient Water Sector.
For more information about strategic planning or the Water Sector contact Katie Jereza or Kate Finnerty.