Strategic Planning Partners Welcomes Bill Kreppein

SPP is pleased to welcome aboard Mr. Bill Kreppein, Project Engineer. Bill will be responsible for on-site field assessment activities at all client facilities. In addition, Bill will be focused on the development of integrated situational awareness and facilities management components within the Project SafeGUARD technology platform.

Mr. Kreppein has an extensive background in Project Engineering & Management as well as Operations, Maintenance, Training and Incident Command. He was employed by Con Edison for 30 years holding positions of increasing responsibility in Fossil Power, Steam Distribution and System Operations.

Bill played a significant role in the resolution of major system-wide power grid events including the 1991 Nor'Easter, World Trade Center recovery and reconstruction operations, 2003 Black out and most recently Super Storm Sandy recovery operations.

Bill Kreppein holds a Master of Science degree in Energy Management from NYIT and Bachelor of Engineering degree in Marine Engineering from SUNY Maritime College.

SPP's Mike Griffin to Present at Emergency Preparedness Symposium Meeting

BETHPAGE, NY — June 13, 2014 — Strategic Planning Partners, the New York based consulting firm offering an extensive range of crisis management, municipal and corporate resiliency, program management and homeland security services, today announced that Mike Griffin, Director of Emergency Preparedness Services will present at this year's CHI Symposium: First Responder Issues.

Security at the 2014 Boston Marathon

On April 21, 36,000 runners and one million spectators will gather for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. This crowd includes 9,000 more runners than last year and over double the average number of spectators. The increase in attendance at the world’s oldest race can be attributed to the mourning and remembrance of those who lost their lives to the two pressure cooker bombs that detonated in the middle of last year’s marathon.

SPP Enters Into Strategic Partnership with Libya Institute for Advanced Studies

SPP entered a strategic partnership with Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS). The LIAS is a private institution established in the aftermath of the Libyan revolution to educate the next generation of leaders with teaching and research. LIAS has broad backing within Libya, including from the government, civil society and political leaders. It also has partnerships with institutions abroad such as Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and universities in Singapore, the U.A.E, Turkey, and  Jordan. 

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a College or University

There are currently 17,487,475 students currently enrolled in postsecondary education at one of our nation’s 4,140 higher learning institutions. In order to ensure the success of our higher ed. students, a safe and secure learning environment is critical. In the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy, many colleges and universities have made increased campus security a top priority. Although there is a push for increased on-campus security at most all learning institutions, it is critical for prospective students (and their families) to do their due diligence and consider a school’s safety and security policies before they enroll in that institution. Here are ten questions to help you understand whether a college/university is safe and secure.

Are You Prepared? Ensure Resiliency for Yourself and Your Family in the Wake of Disaster

In an era where disasters, whether natural or man-made, occur at an alarming rate, citizens should be proactive in preparing themselves for even the most unlikely scenarios. There are three real types of disaster: technological (hazardous materials incidents and nuclear power plant failures), natural (weather) and man-made (terrorism). When planning for your family’s resiliency you should consider how the type of disaster might alter your preparedness and recovery plans.

SPP Receives International Traffic In Arms (ITAR) Certification by the U.S State Department

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International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services under the Arms Export Control Act. The U.S. Government requires all manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of defense articles, defense services or related technical data to comply be ITAR compliant. This means that companies involved in the manufacture, sale or distribution of goods or services covered under the United States Munitions List (USML), or a component supplier to goods covered under the USML, must be registered with the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and abide by ITAR regulations.