AFFIRM November Virtual Speaker Series | IT Support During Natural Disasters
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The last few months have seen the devastating results of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wildfires that have impacted the technology that underpins government, educational institutions, and citizens. 

To be effective, rescue organizations must rely on communications and data, and when lives or livelihoods are threatened, the stakes are high; vital government data and information must be robust with an ironclad disaster recovery plan and the latest technology in place to weather the storm.

This webinar will explore how agencies are using technology to ensure continuity of operations and mission delivery in the face of disasters.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the resources needed to securely access data and applications when the primary systems are unavailable.
  • Review compliance requirements such as FedRAMP that need to be considered in determining data storage and access plans.
  • Delineate emerging technological approaches to assure immediate and on-demand user and application access if the primary data source fails or is unreachable for continuity of operations.



Year after year, the AFFIRM community contributes in many ways, through grants, scholarships, and volunteer, dedicated service.

Of all the good we do together, our favorite is our annual support for the Marines Toys for Tots.

This year, in light of the impact of the pandemic on many families with small children, give generously to children in need.

Please donate now by buying a toy virtually for the toy box or by making a cash donation, both on the Toys for Tots website.