Membership Levels

Organizational Gold Membership
$25,000 or above annual fee

Benefits/Entitlements:
  1. Physically represent the NJBF/BEOC in private sector advocacy issues with the public sector to include but not be limited to the Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense initiatives and programs.
  2. Access to the National Consortium of Business Forces (being developed) presently includes the Georgia Business Force, the Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership, Safeguard Iowa, and the Southeast Emergency Response Network.
  3. BEOC NC4 Extranet Secure Portal account (secure information and intelligence sharing)
  4. BEOC Advisory Board membership
  5. BEOC listserve access
  6. Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) consultation and exercise planning guidance
  7. Use of the testbed Emergency Operations Center at Picatinny Arsenal and the Area 3500 Homeland Security Training Facility through NJIT-ARDEC CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement)
  8. Networking opportunities (Planning Cell Conference Calls and related planning activities)
  9. NJBF Governance Committee membership
  10. No fee admission to Business Force exercises, conferences, and symposiums (unlimited organizational member attendance)
  11. One NC4 ESA system log-on up to five facilities
  12. Seat at the physical BEOC during actual emergencies
  13. Liaison to the Virtual BEOC
  14. Voting member on any standing or special committees


Organizational Silver Membership
$12,500 annual fee

Benefits/Entitlements:
  1. BEOC NC4 Extranet Secure Portal account (secure information and intelligence sharing)
  2. BEOC Advisory Board membership
  3. BEOC listserve access
  4. Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) consultation and exercise planning guidance
  5. Use of the testbed Emergency Operations Center at Picatinny Arsenal and the Area 3500 Homeland Security Training Facility through NJIT-ARDEC CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement)
  6. Networking opportunities (Planning Cell Conference Calls and related planning activities)
  7. No-fee admission to Business Force exercises, conferences, and symposiums (up to 5 organizational members)
  8. One NC4 ESA log-on up to five facilities
  9. Liaison to the Virtual BEOC
  10. Voting member on any standing or special committees


Organizational Bronze Membership
$7,500 annual fee

Benefits/Entitlements:
  1. BEOC NC4 Extranet Secure Portal account (secure information and intelligence sharing)
  2. BEOC listserve access
  3. Discounted BRN license and maintenance fee rates
  4. Use of the testbed Emergency Operations Center at Picatinny Arsenal and the Area 3500 Homeland Security Training Facility through NJIT-ARDEC CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement)
  5. Networking opportunities (Planning Cell Conference Calls and related planning activities)
  6. No-fee admission to Business Force exercises, conferences. and symposiums (up to 2 organizational members)
  7. Non-voting member status on standing and special committees
  8. Liaison to the Virtual BEOC


Introductory Organizational Membership
$2,500 initial fee for the Introductory Membership

Benefits/Entitlements:
  1. BEOC NC4 Extranet Secure Portal account (secure information and intelligence sharing)
  2. BEOC listserve access
  3. Networking opportunities (Planning Cell Conference Calls and related planning activities)
  4. Non-voting member status on standing and special committees
  5. Reduced fee to Business Force exercises, conferences, and symposiums


Consortiums/higher education institutions/NGOs/ (approval by NJBF Governance Committee)

Any organization that would like to become a member, supporter, or affiliate of the NJ Business Force can contact:

Col (Ret.) Henry L. Straub
Director
New Jersey Business Force at NJIT
C/O NJN
25 South Stockton Street
Trenton, NJ 08608-1832
O - 609-777-3999
C - 609-709-2404
F - 609-777-3996
henry.straub@gmail.com

or

M. J. Chumer, PhD
Research Professor and Director of the MS
in Emergency Management and Business
Continuity Program
Information Systems Dept.
College of Computing Science
NJIT - University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102
973-596-5484 (njit)
973-444-4417 (cell)
mchumer@gmail.com
chumer@njit.edu