Financial Services Firms Face Flu Pandemic — On Paper

Source: Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld, August 28, 2007

Massive planning exercise will assess impact on staffing, telecommunications

What may be the largest pandemic planning exercise ever conducted in the U.S. is set to begin next month. The dry run will force financial services firms to operate with shrinking numbers of employees — on paper, at least.

More than 1,800 organizations have signed up to participate in the three-week simulation, which is being sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

See also:
• U.S. Department of the Treasury press release
FBIIC / FSSCC Pandemic Flu Exercise of 2007

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