Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (147)

Jack Chambers

Question:

147. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Finance if his Department has a disaster recovery plan, business continuity plan and-or disaster recovery sites; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36244/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

My Department has developed a business continuity management system policy framework on business resilience and continuity management, and also has an incident management plan, which sets out the Department's pre-determined actions to providing a response system to an incident or emergency occurring that could potentially affect its operations. 

Work is currently being undertaken on business continuity management plans across a number of areas of the Department and representative staff recently undertook business continuity management training in August 2019.  

ICT systems within the Department are provided by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) under the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, who have indicated that its ICT solutions have inbuilt resilience as a matter of course, and disaster recovery plans and sites. 

Question No. 148 answered with Question No. 115.