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The COOP Division provides the foundation to ensure continuation of government functions under all conditions.
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November 19, 2013
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  • National Continuity Policy Implementation Plan (NCPIP)

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    NCPIP document
  • Continuity Assistance Tool

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    The Continuity Assistance Tool (CAT) provides guidance and assistance for States, Territories, Tribal, and Local Government Jurisdictions to identify continuity program strengths and areas for improvement.
  • State, Territory, Tribal, and Local - Leadership Support for Continuity

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    The purpose of the Gaining Senior Leadership Support for Continuity Guide is to assist continuity program managers in their efforts to effectively convey the importance of, and need for, a viable and executable Continuity program that ensures the continued performance of an organization’s essential functions during an all-hazards emergency.
  • Training Guide - Gaining Leadership Buy-In for Continuity

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    The purpose of the Gaining Senior Leadership Support for Continuity Guide is to assist continuity program managers in their efforts to effectively convey the importance of, and need for, a viable and executable Continuity program that ensures the continued performance of an organization’s essential functions during an all-hazards emergency.
  • Continuity Guidance Circular 1 (CGC 1) July 2013

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    To provide the operational guidance to implement this policy, the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with our non-Federal partners, developed Continuity Guidance Circular 1 (CGC 1).
  • Continuity of Operations Planning Template for Federal Departments/Agencies

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    The purpose of this template is to provide instructions, guidance, and sample text for the development of Continuity plans and programs in accordance with Federal Continuity Directives (FCDs) 1 and 2 for the Federal Executive Branch.
  • Continuity Exercise Design Course

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    The Continuity Exercise Design Course provides continuity exercise design training to continuity professionals at the Federal, State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal levels of government and the private sector.
  • Devolution Planning Template

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    The devolution planning template introduces the organization’s Devolution of Operations Plan and establishes the rationale for creating the Plan.
  • Department and Agencies Telework Exercise Template

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    This Exercise Plan (EXPLAN) template provides exercise planners with the information necessary for their participation in Continuity of Operations (COOP) Telework Exercise, referred to as DETERMINED SENTRY XX. This EXPLAN Template is a tool to assist agencies to conduct a telework exercise to determine current capabilities to operate in a telework or socially-distanced environment and to determine what needs to be done to enhance your current capabilities and to better prepare for a pandemic influenza or continuity event
  • Gaining Senior Leadership Buy-In for Continuity

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    The purpose of the Gaining Senior Leadership Support for Continuity Guide is to assist continuity program managers in their efforts to effectively convey the importance of, and need for, a viable and executable Continuity program that ensures the continued performance of an organization’s essential functions during an all-hazards emergency.
  • Department and Agencies Telework Player Handbook Template

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    This template is set up to provide an example of an exercise player handbook for use when conducting a telework exercise.
  • Reconstitution Template

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    This template is based on Federal Continuity Directive 1, Federal Executive Branch National Continuity Program and Requirements, August 2012, and provides structure and recommended content for developing a Reconstitution Plan.
  • Federal Continuity Directive 2 (FCD 2) July 2013

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    Federal Continuity Directive 2 (FCD 2) is a directive to assist Federal Executive Branch organizations identify its Mission Essential Functions (MEFs) and candidate Primary Mission Essential Functions (PMEFs).
  • Federal Continuity Directive 1 (FCD 1) 2012

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    Federal Continuity Directive 1 (FCD 1) is a directive that applies to all Federal organizations to follow when planning their continuity program.
  • Continuity Guidance Circular 2 (CGC 2)

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    This Continuity Guidance Circular (CGC) provides guidance and direction to non-Federal Governments (NFGs) for the identification and verification of their essential functions, and the Business Process Analyses and Business Impact Analyses that support and identify the relationships among these essential functions.
  • Non-Federal Continuity Plan Template

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    This Continuity Plan Template provides a framework for creating a viable continuity plan and focuses on the key continuity planning elements as addressed in Continuity Guidance Circular 1 (CGC 1), Continuity Guidance for Non-Federal Governments (States, Territories, Tribes, and Local Government Jurisdictions), dated July 2013, and Continuity Guidance Circular 2 (CGC 2), Continuity Guidance for Non-Federal Governments: Mission Essential Functions Identification Process (States, Territories, Tribes, and Local Government Jurisdictions), dated October 2013.
  • Multi-Year Strategy and Program Management Plan (MYSPMP) Template

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    This document contains the strategy and program management plan that should be used to ensure and improve upon an organization's Continuity capability over a five year period.
  • Pandemic Influenza Template

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    This template provides guidance to assist organizations in developing a Pandemic Influenza Continuity of Operations Plan or, if the organization already has a continuity plan, a Pandemic Influenza Annex. General guidance and sample information is provided for reference and organizations are encouraged to tailor Pandemic Influenza Continuity Plans to meet specific organizational needs and requirements.
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP)

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    Directives, templates and guidance for federal organizations, state, territory, tribal and local entities, for the purpose of continuity planning and emergency preparedness.
  • Continuity Pandemic Influenza Brochure

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    Pandemic Influenza is a global outbreak of disease that occurs when a new influenza virus appears or “emerges” in the human population, spreading from person to person worldwide causing serious illness.

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