• Business Continuity Management, Operational Resilience, and Organizational Resilience: Commonalities, Distinctions, and Synthesis

    Abstract: The concepts of business continuity management, operational resilience, and organizational resilience each refer to actions that businesses and organizations can take in anticipating and responding to disruptions. However, the existing definitions and usages are difficult to differentiate due to overlapping objectives, implementation processes, and outcomes. This article examines definitions and approaches for these three concepts and suggest a framework to operationalize methods and tools relevant to each. These definitions emphasize three dyads: risk versus resilience; organizational processes versus assets; and normal operating conditions versus crisis conditions. Using these dyads to differentiate the concepts of business continuity management, operational resilience, and organizational resilience can support planners in clarifying objectives and identifying which approach will be most beneficial as businesses or organizations plan for and encounter disruptions. This article evaluates these concepts by examining illustrative examples of disruptions and responses.
  • Table Rock Lake hosts a Safety Around Water Event

    Table Rock Lake is hosting a Safety Around Water event in cooperation with the Ozark Mountain YMCA on Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dewey Short Visitor Center.
  • Columbia River lock schedule begins for recreational boaters

    Recreational boaters passing through the three lower Columbia River dams must follow a summer locking schedule through Sept. 14. Commercial vessels will continue to lock through upon arrival except during the times specified for recreational vessels.
  • USACE Jacksonville District Launches Okeechobee Waterway Junior Ranger Program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District’s South Florida Operations Office launches the Okeechobee Waterway Junior Ranger program at the W.P. Franklin South Visitor Center.
  • Albeni Falls Dam spill gate removed to mitigate flood risk

    Army Corps of Engineers officials removed a spill gate May 14, to sustain current Lake Pend Oreille elevations and mitigate lakeshore flood risk, Powerhouse flows are reduced to achieve the desired total outflow.
  • USACE introduces new Regulatory Request System online application portal

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is introducing its new Regulatory Request System, an online application portal that allows the public to submit permit applications and other information when requesting permission to dredge, fill or conduct activities in jurisdictional wetlands and waters of the U.S.
  • Outdoor open house to be held for Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant

    Officials will host an outdoor open house for the Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant from 4:30-5:15 p.m. and a site bus tour from 5:15-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at the Main Groundwater Treatment Plant near Ashland, Nebraska, located at the junction of County Road 6 and County Road F.
  • Huntsville Center, AAMU partnership enhances students’ opportunities

    A “refreshed” partnership agreement with the University’s Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, originally established in 2003, provides a collaboration aimed at promoting diversity while developing AAMU engineering students’ expertise.
  • Vessel Impacted by Structure on the Ohio River: Louisville District

    Abstract: This Dredging Operations Technical Support (DOTS) Program technical note presents the results of a study undertaken by the Navigation Branch, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL), at the request from the Louisville District (LRL) to examine an incident involving a single vessel and structure in a high-water condition. The vessel-position data used in this request were broadcast from an onboard Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceiver and received by US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)–owned Lock Operations Management Application (LOMA) tower sites located along the Ohio River.
  • USACE introduces new Regulatory Request System online application portal

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is introducing its new Regulatory Request System, an online application portal that allows the public to submit permit applications and other information when requesting permission to dredge, fill or conduct activities in jurisdictional wetlands and waters of the U.S.