Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)

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1. A Continuity of Operations Plan or COOP is a pre-determined set of instructions or procedures that describe how an organization’s essential functions (usually at Headquarters level) will be sustained for up to 30 days as a result of a disaster event before returning to normal operations.
Types of Plans

Related Terms: Type of Plans.
Note: COOP emphasizes the recovery of an organization’s operational capability at an alternate site, the plan does not necessarily include IT operations. Minor disruptions that do not require relocation to an alternate site are typically not addressed.


BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 5: Plan Development CL 2B: Intermediate (BC)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 5: Plan Development CL 2C: Intermediate (CM)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 5: Plan Development CL 2CC: Intermediate (CC)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 5: Plan Development CL 2D: Intermediate (DR)
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Guidance Notes and Templates

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. A COOP provides guidance on the system restoration for emergencies, disasters, mobilization, and for maintaining a state of readiness to provide the necessary level of information processing support commensurate with the mission requirements/priorities identified by the respective functional proponent. This term traditionally is used by the Federal Government and its supporting agencies to describe activities otherwise known as Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity (BC), Business Resumption, or Contingency Planning.

(Source: Disaster Recovery Institute International / Disaster Recovery Journal - DRII/DRJ)


3. A COOP provides guidance on the system restoration for emergencies, disasters, mobilization, and for maintaining a state of readiness to provide the necessary level of information processing support commensurate with the mission requirements/priorities identified by the respective functional proponent. The US Federal Government and its supporting agencies traditionally use this term to describe activities otherwise known as Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Business Resumption, or Contingency Planning.

(Source: PDD-NSC-67)