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Federal Continuity Directive 1 (FCD 1)

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

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFederal Continuity Directive 1 (FCD 1) January 2017

Federal Continuity Directive 1 (FCD-1), as signed by the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), implements requirements establishes the framework, requirements, and processes that support the development of executive departments and agencies’ continuity programs and by specifying and defining elements of a continuity plan. These required elements include delineation of essential functions; succession to office and delegations of authority; safekeeping of and access to essential records; continuity locations; continuity communications; human resources planning; devolution of essential functions; reconstitution; and program validation through testing, training, and exercises (TT&E). The provisions of this directive are applicable at all levels of Federal Executive Branch organizations, regardless of their location, and are useful for all non-Federal entities. This directive supersedes Federal Continuity Directive 1, dated October 28, 2012.

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