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|1. Critical Operation is defined as a business output that, if interrupted during the operational period, will cause financial loss, damage, or interruption to the delivery of goods or services essential to the organization’s continued operation or success.
Notes (1): For precise usage of this term, refer to FED Interagency Paper on Sound Practices to Strengthen Operational Resilience whereby they outline what constitutes “critical operations”
Related Term: Operational Resilience, Important Business Services, Critical Business Services, Critical Operations, Critical Business Function, Levels of harm, Intolerable harm, Harm, Inconvenience, Important Business Services