Emergency Management Handbook for State-Level Transportation Agencies


The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has published a Handbook of Emergency Management for State-Level Transportation Agencies.

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Special Offer on Education Program: Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG)


Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG) 5 Session Audio CD Class, by Redmond Worldwide NOW HALF PRICE!

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Virtualization Technologies and Their Impact on Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)


Virtual server technologies provide government agencies with the ability to do more with less, enabling the consolidation of data and applications onto a single server.The result is reduced costs, simplified IT management, and minimized space requirements.

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New Education Program: Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG)


NEW: Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG) 5 Session Audio CD Class, by Redmond Worldwide

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DHS Conducts Continuity of Operations Exercise


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducted an exercise to test the readiness and capabilities of federal departments and agencies—coordinating with the White House—to execute their Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans.

The exercise, known as Eagle Horizon, is a mandatory annual exercise for all executive branch departments and agencies coordinated by DHS through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its National Continuity Programs (NCP) Directorate.

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New study shows states remiss in communicating emergency plans to public


Nearly half of US states either have no state-level emergency plan or do not provide it readily to the public, according to a study by George Mason University Professor of Communications Carl Botan.

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Continuity Planning (COOP) for Schools, Colleges and Universities


There are important differences between the manner in which a school or university conducts its operations and the manner in which a corporation conducts its business. The entire purpose of operations, the presence of large numbers of students, the style of management, etc. are all greatly different between a school (K-12), college, university or other academic institution and a business.

Typically in the mission statement of a school or university Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP) the primary objectives are stated as the maintenance of life support and environmental health services. Great emphasis is placed in responding to emergency events (‘incident response’) and less emphasis is often placed on continuity planning. In an academic setting teaching and research activities can be suspended for a period of time without loss of revenue or long-term loss of education. This article examines some of the unique characteristics as well as some of the common problem areas within a typical school or university COOP.

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New Education Program: Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG)


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Producing Emergency Plans: A Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning for State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Governments


This FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Interim Guide is intended to help beginning and experienced planners navigate the stormy waters and rocky slopes of all-hazards planning. The current version incorporates lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew, Hugo, Rita, and Katrina; the Loma Prieta earthquake; and flooding in the Midwest.

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Federal Coordinator Endorses Business Continuity and COOP


General Douglas O’Dell, President George W. Bush’s federal coordinator for Gulf Coast rebuilding, recently came out in support of businesses developing continuity of operations plans, or COOP plans, before a disaster.  In keynote remarks at the Louisiana Technology Council “Business Continuity: Planning Your Survival Kit” event, O’Dell noted the importance of technology specialists in developing and carrying out such plans.

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