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Re: Who wants to be in charge of the Internet today?
> The Business Roundtable, composed of the CEOs of 160 large U.S. companies, > said neither the government nor the private sector has a coordinated plan > to respond to an attack, natural disaster or other disruption of the > Internet. While individual government agencies and companies have their > own emergency plans in place, little coordination exists between the > groups, according to the study. I don't believe that this is entirely true. I think that there is a lot of coordination between companies at an industry level, for instance the automotive industry or the financial services industry. This coordination doesn't get much visibility outside of the industry concerned but that doesn't mean that it isn't there. In fact, I strongly suspect that visibility of this coordination does not often reach the CEO level in these companies because much of the coordination is between specialist groups within the companies. Does your CEO know that you participate in NANOG? One might even venture to suggest that there is no point in coordinating emergency plans between companies who have little or no direct business relationships unless it is at a metropolitan level, i.e. New York area businesses, Los Angeles area businesses. After all, why should NY businesses plan for earthquakes and why should LA plan for a hurricane? --Michael Dillon