NCCIA Chairman, Ford Rowan, and Executive Director, Stephen Prior, are two of the authors of a publication on Pandemic Influenza that was released by the National Defense University on January 26th 2007. The press release from NDU notes that the report is focused on ‘the broader aspect of maintaining social and economic viability by addressing the organizational readiness of society’s businesses and institutions.’ The document can be downloaded or print copies requested from NDU at the address on the press release.

Chairman Ford Rowan noted that ‘NCCIA is delighted to have contributed to the work at NDU and to have expanded our continuing contributions to the discussion of the responses to the urgent but uncertain threat posed by the H5N1 virus. We believe that the opportunity to act now, while we still have the luxury of time, is invaluable for planning and preparing for the possible future critical incident that a pandemic would represent ’.