Continuity Program Director
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Eric Oddo joined CHHS in September 2008. He is a graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where he earned a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in National and International Security Policy, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Security Studies through the Syracuse College of Law.
Mr. Oddo is a subject matter expert in the development, implementation, and exercising of Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG) Plans for governmental and institutional entities. He is a FEMA Level 2 Master Continuity Practitioner, and is currently halfway towards completing the Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP) at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI).
Mr. Oddo has managed comprehensive multi-year COOP programs for federal, state, local, non-profit and institutional entities from across the United States, and has facilitated hundreds of discussion-based and operations-based emergency exercises. This process centers upon the identification of mission essential functions, resource requirements, and contingency solutions for organizations in response to adverse emergency conditions.
Eric is part of a team at CHHS that travels nationwide to deliver “Maximizing Organizational Resiliency: COOP for Public Entities,” a two-day management-level training course designed to provide state, local, territorial, and tribal entities with the knowledge and tools necessary to design effective, all-hazards COOP Plans. As of 2019, Eric has conducted over 100 trainings comprising over 2000 total students cumulatively.
During his time at CHHS, he has taught COOP to government personnel in Bangalore, India, to Department of Defense personnel in the Pentagon, and to local Washington business leaders via the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District. Eric has also performed live in-studio local television interviews to speak on recent emergency events.
While at the Maxwell School, in May 2008, Eric was part of a six-student team that consulted the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee on the current state of security screening effectiveness on mass transit systems. Shortly after, in July 2008, he earned Executive Certificates in Counter-terrorism Studies and Arab Culture and Environment from the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya, Israel.
Eric completed his undergraduate coursework at SUNY-Oswego in 2004, earning BAs in Political Science and Criminal Justice.
Examples of Projects include:
- Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) – EOP Development
- District of Columbia City Government – COOP Planning
- Frederick Community College – COOP Planning
- University of Maryland-Baltimore – COOP Planning
- Sam Houston State University – COOP Planning
- US Department of Agriculture – COOP Planning
- Howard County, MD – COOP Planning
- Montgomery County, MD – COOP Planning
- Prince George’s County, MD – COOP Planning
- Maryland Public Service Commission – COOP Planning
- Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies – COOP Planning
- College of Southern Maryland – COOP Planning