Industry Slips on Phase One of BCP Tests

The Industry Testing Working Group of the Securities Industry Association (SIA) began the first phase, consisting of point-to-point tests among broker-dealers, exchanges and utilities, in August 2002. The first phase objectives were to allow exchanges and utilities to map firms’ back-up facilities, communications and contact management, and to build confidence, according to an SIA report.

Originally, the second phase was to have begun by the start of 2004. But "it’s now apparent that Phase 1

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