A regional finance program is impacted by a new currency regulation issued by a country in the region. The new regulation requires changes to the financial statements of that country's branches by the end of the fiscal year Failing to comply with the regulation may result in fines and/or closure of the branches. A branch general manager immediately meets with the program manager to select and secure a local fiscal expert to support the regulation as these types of resources are in high demand. There is a high risk that the changes will not be completed on time if the resource is not secured
What should the program manager do to address the risk?