Continuity Of Operations
Definition/Scope: (JP 3-0) Continuity of operations (COOP) ensures the degree or state of being continuous in the conduct of functions, tasks, or duties necessary to accomplish a military action or mission in carrying out the national military strategy. COOP includes the functions and duties of the commander, as well as the supporting functions and duties performed by the staff and others under the authority and direction of the commander. (HSPD 20) Continuity of operations is an effort within individual executive departments and agencies to ensure that Primary Mission-Essential Functions continue to be performed during a wide range of emergencies, including localized acts of nature, accidents, and technological or attack-related emergencies.
Broader Terms:Command and Control
Narrower Terms:Force Protection