1.Continuity of operations planning (COOP) “facilitates the performance of essential functions during all-hazards emergencies or other situations that may disrupt normal operations. Continuity planning is a fundamental responsibility for public institutions and[certain] private entities to our nation’s citizens.” COOP is important because it provides an organization with the means to perform the multitude of essential functions and services they are responsible for during an emergency. Also, “The need for COOP plans has never been greater than the present due to the potential for no-notice emergencies.”2.The National Continuity Policy Implementation Plan encompasses three categories of necessary functions: NEFs (National Essential Functions), PMEFs (Primary Mission Essential Functions), and MEFs (Mission Essential Functions) and are arranged in order of COOP importance. “NEFs are broad and deal with the continuity of the U.S. Government under the Constitution, including national defense, foreign relations, economic stability, and disaster response.” They are the “top continuity priorities of the federal government.” A little less important are the PMEFs and MEFs, “which are oriented towards the state governments, local governments, and major business corporations like utilities and petroleum that provide essential services.” PMEFs are of the utmost importance to COOP and contain tasks that “…need to be continuous or resumed within 12 hours after an event and maintained for up to 30 days or until normal operations can be resumed.” MEFs are broader, but still “essential functions that includes
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- Spring '18
- Dr. Prescott
- Government, Federal government of the United States, Public–private partnership, essential functions