Continuity of Operations (COOP)/(COG)Lorin Bristow2021-05-13T14:34:48+00:00
What is Continuity of Operations (COOP) or Continuity of Government (COG) Planning?
COOP or COG planning is a preparedness effort aimed at ensuring an organization’s Essential Functions (ESFs) continue to be performed during a critical situation. Any event that makes it impossible for employees to work in their regular facility could result in the activation of a COOP plan.
A COOP answers the following basic questions for an organization facing a disruption:
Where could/would we go?
How would we communicate and what would we say?
What do we do and what functions are most important?
What equipment is needed to continue our job?
BOLDplanning's Continuity of Operations (COOP) & Continuity of Government (COG) Approach
BOLDplanning offers a team of expert planners to help your organization develop its COOP plan. Our facilitators hold professional credentials such as Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Professional Continuity Practitioner (PCP) and Master Continuity Practitioner (MCP) and IAEM Certified Emergency Manager (CEM). Our consultants and facilitators also have real-world experience.
Additionally, we offer an integrated online planning platform that walks users through each step of the COOP/COG planning process. Superior to paper-based binders, the easy-to-use solution allows for better collaboration, easier plan editing and maintenance, faster response times during an event and greater mobility.
This combination of expert consultants and world-class technology helps organizations develop a strong continuity strategy, ensuring the ongoing delivery of its essential functions.
Our system walks users through the process of identifying needed actions and responsibilities for efficiently relocating and continuing essential business functions during disruptions.
We monitor all federal guidance and design our system specifically to meet the DHS/FEMA requirements for all levels of government.
All Experience Levels
The system is designed to accommodate planners of all backgrounds and helps ensure their time and energy is used efficiently and effectively.
BOLDplanning’s comprehensive online COOP/COG system includes:
Delegations of Authority
Security and Access
Test, Training, and Exercises
Primary and Alternate Facilities
Vital Records and Resources
Teams and Responsibilities
Lines of Succession
“Our team tried and failed to put a COOP plan in place. We were not satisfied with the results, and decided to look for help. BOLDplanning offered both training and expert guidance. The online plan template gave us a step-by-step process to build the COOP plan. Our plan went together in less than six months. The plan is easy to maintain, and keep updated. Our partnership with BOLDplanning took us from frustration to success.”