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Continuity of Operations

Continuity of Operations (COOP)

Continuity of Operations (COOP) prepares for the continuance of government services in the case of any interruptive event. These events range from short term delays in operating procedures, such as software or electrical failures, to major events such as terrorist strikes or fires.

COOP focuses on creating plans to keep essential services flowing. This includes identifying what resources are needed for recovery and the order in which the business units will be recovered. COOP is nearly interchangeable with the term "Business Continuity Planning", associated with the planning at the private industry sector level.