Continuity of Government

Vital Records July, 2004


                 

The purpose of Continuity of Operations (COOP) VITAL RECORDS system component is for each agency to provide for the protection, accessibility and recovery of the agency's vital records, systems and equipment.  These are records, systems, and equipment that if irretrievable, lost, or damaged will materially impair the agency's ability to conduct business or carry out essential functions. 

In this regard, each agency should have a maintenance program for the preservation and quality assurance of data and systems.  The program should take into account the cost of protecting or reconstructing records weighed against the necessity of the information to achieving the agency mission.

Continuity of Government planning takes advantage of the maintenance programs already in place and may improve upon them to achieve optimal readiness for disruptions to an agency's essential or critical business functions.

 

 


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Continuity of Operations (COOP) VITAL RECORDS Component

 


 

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I. PREVENTION Component

II. EMERGENCY RESPONSE Component

III. CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS (COOP) Component

IV. CRITICAL BUSINESS FUNCTIONS / ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL Component

V. ALTERNATE SITE Component

VI. VITAL RECORDS Component

VII. COMMUNICATIONS Component

VIII. RESUMPTION PLANNING Component

IX. PLAN IMPLEMENTATION Component

X. TESTING, TRAINING AND EVALUATION Component

XI. MAINTENANCE Component



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