I would propose that you require a certain number of business cards from other conference attendees that you did not know prior to attending. More strategically, you need cards from your rank and higher and the follow-up strategy for that contact.
HHS is requiring that Medicare hospitals have emergency management plans to effectively coordinate with state, local, federal and tribal levels of government. The policy could potentially have problems, but, ultimately, the policy will need to run its course for policy analysts to determine if the policy is sound.
As the education levels of both elected officials and public administrators rise, EDM professionals must recognize that their boss likely has an advanced degree that introduced research and fact-based practices.