DOVER – Governor Jack Markell announced today that the eight member Department of Technology and Information Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) Team is the 2012 recipient of the Governor’s Team Excellence Award. This annual award encourages teamwork by recognizing groups of State employees for their efforts to use continuous quality improvement tools to excel in leadership, team dynamics and communication to produce superior customer service and tangible results. This year, 13 teams, representing the efforts of 290 state employees, were nominated for the award.
Delivery of services to its citizens is a core responsibility of state government and the ability to provide those services can be interrupted by disasters brought on by the forces of nature or by the actions of human beings, either by accident or design. This team, composed of subject matter experts from across DTI, developed and implemented a strategy for continuity of operations planning in 45 of the most critical departments and divisions in state government.
“It is vital we remain diligent in our efforts to ensure state government is able to provide services in the event of an emergency and this team’s efforts provide the state with valuable tools to mitigate risks and make recovery decisions consistent and efficient and, in turn, enable a smooth and effective recovery”, said Governor Markell. This team was also recognized by DRI International, a non-profit organization and global education and certification body that serves the business continuity community, as the Strategy of the Year.
In addition to the award recipient, four other teams were recognized as finalists:
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