The new COOP e-Tool helps departments to create a continuity plan that identifies alternate and secondary operating mechanisms to overcome the absence of key people, places, or things. The new e-tool will also allow for real-time updating, collaborating, and receiving feedback faster.


User Guide

Find a step-by-step guide and answers to frequently asked questions about the new COOP e-Tool in the COOP E-Tool User Guide.

Key Terms

Continuity of Operations (COOP)

Readiness to continue performing the most important and time sensitive work, even when disrupted by a threat or hazard.
Continuity Plan A pre-determined and documented plan that details how an organization will ensure it can continue to perform its essential processes during a wide range of events that impact normal operations.
Essential Processes Important, urgent, and time sensitive, that must be continued through a disruption or rapidly resumed. During an emergency or business interruption, these processes are prioritized to ensure impacts and consequences are mitigated.