Additional Resources and Videos for Continuity of Operations

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This section is to provide resources and documents for those that work with continuity of operations for Federal and non-Federal departments and agencies. The purpose of this section is be a tool for users that are in search of additional information on continuity of operations and gaining leadership buy-in for a continuity program.

Continuity Grants

If you are seeking information or guidance on FEMA's grants programs relevant to Continuity of Operations, you may visit where information on non-emergency grants is located. Information pertaining to the Homeland Security Grants Program, Tribal Homeland Security Grants Program, and Emergency Management Program Grants are all assessable by sending an inquiry to

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 Webinars

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

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.

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.

Continuity of Operations Videos

Continuity of Operations: What you need to know

This video introduces all audiences to Continuity of Operations (COOP). It addresses the importance of continuity to organizations, best practices of planning through the ten elements of a viable program, considerations for the four phases of continuity and immediate steps an organization and individuals can take to prepare for the next emergency.

Stepping into their Shoes: Gaining Senior Leadership Buy-In for Continuity

This video introduces continuity professionals with tools that imparts: 1) the soft skills (leadership communications/understanding) and 2) tailored facts and available resources they need to feel comfortable and knowledgeable enough to frame resonating conversations with senior leadership about continuity and its benefits.

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: 
10/01/2014 - 07:27
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