Lloyd Smith, MBCP

Business & Government Continuity Services

P.O. Box 1706
Oklahoma City, OK, 73101
Tel: (405) 286-1649
E-mail: lrsbgcs@aol.com
Website: www.BusinessContinuity.info

• Speaker
• Instructor
• Consultant, Mentor/ Coach

Trains, then mentors staff thru the continuity plan process to improve Emerg Response & Continuity Plans.


Lloyd R. Smith, Jr., a retired Air Force Colonel, has 25 years experience in Information Systems and 22 years in Disaster Recovery. As Director of Information Systems for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center for five years, he and the Information Systems Staff were responsible for a disaster recovery operation when a 40 hour, 22 alarm fire threatened three critical operations centers and did $138 million dollars in damage to the logistics, maintenance and manufacturing facility. Lloyd also provided disaster recovery assistance to a client, on site after the Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, was involved in a devastating F5 tornado and assisted an international corporation with hundreds of people at ground zero in their human and emergency response to the terrorist attack on the United States.

Colonel Smith, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD., has a Masters Degree from the University of Oklahoma. Certified as a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), he is an internationally recognized speaker and has become a leading advocate in government and corporate America for government agency and business/mission disaster prevention and recovery planning. He founded Business & Government Continuity Services, which provides business and government disaster recovery training/awareness and consulting services to include risk assessments, business impact analyses, disaster recovery plan development, testing, personnel/team training, recovery plan mentoring and auditing.

Lloyd has been active in developing business continuity policies and standards while serving on the Disaster Recovery Institute Certification Commission and the Disaster Recovery Institute International Board of Directors for eight years. As an instructor, he has taught over 100 DRI International Courses and served as an adjunct professor teaching business/ govt. continuity and emergency response at the University of North Texas. Lloyd is an active member and presents for InfraGard, a partnership with the FBI and the private sector to protect America’s Critical Infrastructure.


BGCS offers executive management and staff presentations or training sessions for organizations based on personal experiences with disasters, the lessons learned and the compelling reasons for Continuity Planning. This training heightens awareness, preparation and may qualify for annual safety and security training. Topics Include:

  • “Business, Government and Community Continuity from A to Z” (2 days)
  • “Developing Continuity Plans in a Condensed Time Frame” (1 day)

(The below presentations are offered in 1-3 hour versions)

  • “The Compelling Case for Business/Government Continuity Planning & Success Factors”
  • “Improving Emergency Response and Business Continuity Capabilities with Lessons Learned from Major Disasters”
  • “Total Continuity to Improve Emergency Response and Business Recovery Capabilities”
  • “Sabotage/Terrorism Threats, Avoidance Principles and Recovery”
  • “Future Trends & Preparing Your Organization for Operations During Difficult Times”
  • “Home, Personal and Community Disaster Recovery Planning”
  • “Minimizing Disasters and Workplace Violence while Improving Services & Relationships through Character in the Workplace”


BGCS has been in business for 22 years and lists numerous corporations and government agencies as clients. BGCS was on site at the Oklahoma City Bombing aiding a government client in business recovery and provided assistance to a large international corporation of 38,000 personnel who had several hundred employees at “ground zero”. The BGCS principal consultant also directed the disaster recovery operation of three large computer operations centers following the largest fire in Air force history. BGCS provides Corporate America and government agencies highly relevant presentations and seminars/courses on business continuity, government continuity of operations, disaster prevention, improving continuity plans, security enhancement and sabotage/terrorism avoidance. The BGCS condensed, on site, seminar “Business, Government and Community Continuity from A to Z” provides valuable training and details for executive management and staff on how to develop or improve business recovery or continuity of operations plans in house, in less time, at reduced cost.

BGCS provides the following services:

1. Business, Government and Community Continuity Planning training for executive management and staff. This condensed training would benefit those who contribute to developing or improving continuity plans, those serving on recovery teams and those who provide support services. This is also recommended for those who already have plans to maintain commitment and to provide plan improvement principles/ideas. Our “Flagship” course is ideal to assist organizations in starting the business/government continuity process or in progressing from Information Systems Disaster Recovery plans to Business Continuity Plans.

2. Our Continuity Planning seminar also contains recommendations and principles to improve plans and to enhance the security, sustainability and survivability of organizations to include sabotage and terrorism avoidance.

3. Develop Risk Analyses and Business Impact Analyses and other business continuity planning modules as well as auditing Business Recovery Plans. BGCS can facilitate a BIA work session with key functional management to significantly shorten the BIA time frame. BGCS also offers a quick risk analysis option which can be completed in less time at reduced cost.

4. Addressing the Human Resource aspects of disasters. BGCS provides recommendations and disaster lessons learned for organizations regarding our most important asset, our personnel. We train personnel how to develop their own personal/family disaster recovery plans. This shows staff that the organization cares and believes that personnel are most important. A major organizational benefit is that more staff will be available after the disaster to support a recovery.

5. Executive and Conference Disaster Prevention and Business Continuity Presentations.

6. Security and Sabotage Terrorism Avoidance Presentations.

7. Training on Character and Integrity in the Workplace as a disaster and workplace violence deterrent and to improve organizational productivity.

8. Train, then assist and mentor your organization as they develop total Continuity Plans.

9. Audit plans. Develop and facilitate tests/exercises to train personnel and assess the effectiveness of Continuity Plans to improve business continuity and recovery capabilities.