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Continuity Working Groups

The Continuity of Operations Division, National Continuity Programs (NCP), coordinates Continuity of Operations activities through Continuity Working Groups.

For information on the Federal Departments and Agencies Interagency Working Group (ICWG), contact the Federal Branch.

For information on the State, Territorial, Tribal and Local Working Group, contact the State, Territorial, Tribal and Local Branch.

Continuity of Operations Strategic Planning Conference

The 2014 Continuity of Operations Strategic Planning Conference location and dates are to be determined. Please check back for more information. Or, send us an inquiry.

Continuity Webinars

Please visit our Continuity Webinar Series homepage for information on past and future webinars.

Homeland Security Information Network Site (HSIN)

NCP manages a portal on the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) dedicated to sharing continuity of operations information and products. HSIN is a web-based limited access network for the delivery of real-time interactive information and is accessible by both federal and non-federal organizations.

The purpose of the HSIN continuity site is to function as a conduit for continuity information sharing and storage for the national continuity community. The HSIN site provides continuity information, tools, and templates; continuity training and course information; continuity emergency management information; and helpful web links.

Examples of documentation on the site include the National Threat Advisory status, Really Simple Syndication (RSS) news feeds, Federal Continuity Directive 1 (FCD 1) and FCD 2, Continuity Guidance Circular 1 (CGC 1), National Security Presidential Directive-51/Homeland Security Presidential Directive-20, the National Continuity Policy Implementation Plan, Pandemic Template Instructions, Vital Records Brochure, and various website links. NCP routinely uses this site to post GIS disaster information during emergencies and disasters, and other important continuity information, including policy guidance documents and training and exercise information.

Pease email us for more information, or to register.

Leadership Buy-In

This training guide will address the importance of senior leadership support for Continuity and their continuity roles and responsibilities.  It was created develop strategies for gaining senior leadership support and address key discussion point to present to senior leadership.

Click here for the Gaining Leadership Support for Continuity Guide Factsheet.

Lessons Learned Information Sharing Network (LLIS)

The Lessons Learned Information Sharing Network is a Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency program. serves as the national, online network of lessons learned, best practices, and innovative ideas for the emergency management and homeland security communities.

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)

The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program provides a set of guiding principles for exercise programs, as well as a common approach to planning and conducting individual exercises. This methodology applies to exercises in support of all national preparedness mission areas and ensures a consistent and interoperable approach to exercise design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning.

Continuity of Operations Brochures Library

Continuity of Operations BrochureContinuity of Operations: An Overview, discusses continuity operations, its goal, viable continuity capability elements, and the four continuity operation phases. The brochure also addresses the conditions under which continuity plans would be activated and information about the ten FEMA regions. The brochure is a useful tool for educating the continuity community and those unfamiliar with continuity on the importance of continuity planning in federal and non-federal organizations. (PDF 556KB, TXT 6KB)

Updated Brochures Coming Soon

Continuity Excellence Series

Continuity Overview

Continuity Website Information

Continuity Essential Records Management

Continuity Planning for Pandemic Influenza

Telework Information

Continuity Webinar Series

Tribal Continuity of Operations


Policy Documents

Please see the Guidance and Directives page for information regarding the Federal Continuity Directive 1 (FCD 1) and Federal Continuity Directive 2 (FCD 2), and the Continuity Guidance Circular 1 (CGC 1) and Continuity Guidance Circular (CGC 2).

Last Updated: 
04/10/2014 - 10:06