Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Government
Avalution has helped agencies and departments at all levels of government to successfully overcome their COOP and IT disaster recovery challenges. If you’re looking for assistance with building or improving your business continuity program, contact us today.
CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PLANNING, SIMPLIFIED
The primary goal of Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) is to develop plans and procedures to ensure government functions and services are available or recoverable under all circumstances. This planning effort typically requires an overarching set of plans and procedures at the federal, state, or local level, as well as specific plans and procedures at the agency or department level. Add to this the need to coordinate and integrate with emergency management agencies and public health departments, as well as meet the needs of governmental directives, and it can be difficult to figure out where to even start!
However, this is where Avalution excels! We've worked with numerous government agencies to build continuity programs that align with government-specific requirements and integrate with other entities in the public and private sectors. We will work with you to build plans, procedures, and a program customized to the specific needs of your agency or department, regardless of purpose or geography. Are you ready to get started? Let's connect!
REGULATIONS, STANDARDS, AND GUIDANCE, OH MY!
As a COOP professional in a government agency or department, you're well aware of the sea of standards and regulations specific to government entities – FCD 1 & 2, NIMS, ICS, NIST 800-34, and FPC 65, just to name a few. And, even though most of these are only mandatory for government agencies and departments at the federal level, they are considered guidance and "best practice" for agencies and departments at any level of government. Our team is well versed in all these requirements and has experience building plans and developing procedures that fully align to these expectations.
- Federal Government Agency Teamed with internal continuity of operations professionals to close preparedness gaps, focusing on improvements to the agency’s governance structure, business impact analysis and risk assessment process, plan documentation, testing, and training and awareness program. Result – Improved alignment between organizational requirements and capabilities, as well as the efficient execution of long-term oriented maintenance and continuous improvement efforts.
- County Public Health Department Assisted with the identification of critical processes in a public health crisis (e.g., pandemic), including those processes that would experience a surge in public demand (and expectations); continuity of operations plans were developed to meet stakeholder expectations.