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Evaluations and Assessments provide Continuity personnel with tools to incorporate lessons learned, best practices and improvement planning into program activities.  Below, users can access copies of the National Continuity Program's (NCP's) Continuity Evaluation Tool (CET), and Continuity Assistance Tool (CAT).  Drawing from Federal Continuity Directives 1 and 2, the CET outlines an assessment methodology for Federal Executive Branch Departments and Agencies.  The CAT is a self-assistance guide based on Continuity Guidance Circulars 1 and 2.  It provides non-federal organizations ways to enhance the effectiveness of their Continuity capabilities by informing them on what should be included in their plan and programs. 

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Continuity Evaluation Tool

The Continuity Evaluation Tool (CET) was initially designed to assess Federal Department and Agencies continuity plans, programs, and procedures; refine the assessment process and improve the level of continuity program documentation, and document elements of continuity as required in Federal Continuity Directives 1 and 2. Exercise evaluators also use the information from the CET to develop the organization’s after action reports and develop Continuity Corrective Action Programs. The CET has been expanded to facilitate assessments of all federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local government jurisdictions continuity plans and programs.

To obtain an electronic copy of the CET version 8, send an email request to Fema-NCP-Federal-Continuity@fema.dhs.gov.

Continuity Assistance Tool

The Continuity Assistance Tool (CAT) (PDF) provides guidance and assistance for States, Territories, Tribal, and Local Government Jurisdictions to identify continuity program strengths and areas for improvement. The tool describes the elements necessary to establish and maintain a viable continuity capability and can assist with establishing a foundation and framework for building a comprehensive program. If an organization does not have an existing program, the CAT can be used as a checklist to create an initial continuity plan and program.

The CAT is self-assistance guide for non-federal entities to identify continuity strengths and areas for improvement. This tool is designed to enhance the continuity capabilities of non-Federal entities by informing them on what should be included in a continuity plan and program.

For additional assistance or information regarding the Continuity Assistance Tool (CAT), contact your Regional Continuity Manager, or FEMA-STTLContinuity@fema.dhs.gov.

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04/14/2015 - 15:29
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