Continuity of Operations Planning

Continuity of Operations planning is a federal initiative to encourage people and departments to plan to address how critical operations will continue under a broad range of circumstances. COOP is important as a good business practice and because the planning fosters recovery and survival in and after emergency situations.

A COOP addresses emergencies from an all-hazards approach. A continuity of operations plan establishes policy and guidance ensuring that critical functions continue and that personnel and resources are relocated to an alternate facility in case of emergencies. The plan should develop procedures for:

  • alerting, notifying, activating and deploying employees

  • identify critical business functions

  • establish an alternate facility

  • roster personnel with authority and knowledge of functions

Black Fox will ensure your COOP is in compliance per the following:

  • Federal Continuity Directive 1 (FCD-1)

  • Federal Continuity Directive 2 (FCD-2)

  • National Continuity Policy Implementation Plan (NCPIP)

  • National Security Presidential Directive 51 (NSPD-51)

  • Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20 (HSPD-20)

  • Continuity Guidance Circular 2 (CGC 1)

  • Continuity Guidance Circular 2 (CGC 2)

  • Department of Defense Directive 3020.26 Defense Continuity Program