Supply Chain Solutions for Smart Grid Security

Debra van Opstal

US Resilience Project 2012

Case studies and dialogue from 100 executives from the  leading companies in materials, chemicals, telecommunications, aerospace, IT and energy sectors on the extent to which best  supply chain practices in security, integrity and continuity that narrow the scope and risk of cyber threats to the smart grid.

USRP Supply ChainView/Download





Priorities for America’s Preparedness: Best Practices from the Private Sector

Debra van Opstal

US Resilience Project, 2011

Examples of the capabilities and competencies that America’s leading companies –Coca Cola, Hewlett Packard, John Deere, DuPont, Travelers, Wal-mart, Deloitte, Archer Daniels Midland, AT&T, Maersk—are creating to manage disasters and to identify their priorities for partnering with government.

USRP Priorities






Prepare: Why Enterprise Resilience Matters

Debra van Opstal

Council on Competitiveness, 2008

Key concepts and presentations from a dialogue of risk management and resilience: creating a common language; developing metrics for risk intelligence and resilience; defining a common language; developing metrics; and creating policies to support risk intelligence and resilience.  Review of seminal literature included.

CoC Prepare






Transform: The Resilient Economy

Debra van Opstal

Council on Competitiveness, 2007

Co-chaired by Chad Holliday, then CEO of DuPont, and Jared Cohon, president of Carnegie Mellon University, the 2007 report suggests that a key challenge for both the public and private sector is turbulence rather than terrorism. Resilience is key to both competitiveness and security—for citizens, companies, communities and the country.

CoC Transform







Innovations Journal:

The Resilience Imperative

Debra van Opstal and Philip Auerswald  in Innovations, Special /edition to the Work Economic Forum Annual Meeting. 2009