IDRA is an association of users, researchers, educators and vendors having a special interest in the Voice, Data, Image and Sensory Telecommunication aspects of Contingency Planning, Business Continuation, Disaster Recovery and Restoration.  We refer to the domain of IDRA as Telecom DRP.   IDRA is unique due to it's focus on Telecom DRP.

    IDRA recognizes and addresses the importance telecommunications plays in national security, military operations, emergency management, public safety, infrastructure operation & protection, healthcare, finance and all aspects of business.

    IDRA's mission statement is: "To maintain adequate voice, data and image telecommunication services during periods of extraordinary activity and interruptions in normal operations."    

    IDRA members have come from Argentina, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the USA. IDRA was founded in 1989, with offices in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA.

    IDRA holds workshops, seminars and multi-day conferences at which all topics and exhibits focus on Telecommunications and Disaster Recovery .  Presentations and cooperative meetings with other groups are scheduled as requested.  IDRA does produce additional educational sessions. These subject areas include workplace violence, physical security, executive protection, terrorism, notification systems, policy and procedures, present system documentation and job descriptions.  Call the office or EMail IDRA regarding your interest areas.

For information on joining IDRA

Fax to (508) 842-9003      Phone (508) 845-6000, or write

IDRA, c/o BWT Associates PO# 4515 Shrewsbury, MA 01545, USA

or click HERE to use the Contact IDRA form.