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Building Resilient Communities One Partnership at a Time

Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG)

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Conference Materials and Recaps

On August 25, the Public Safety Academy and the HPG Network hosted a Continuity of Government and Operations Conference titled “Building Resilient Communities One Partnership at a Time.”  The conference provided government and business leaders from across Indiana with an opportunity to discuss the most critical continuity challenges they face in times of disaster.

Below are key documents from the conference including the agenda and presentations.

pdf Conference Agenda


pdf Staying Resilient by Managing Crisis Preparedness

Joe DesPlaines, Vice President Rick Management Services NEAS, Inc.


pdf CI \ KR Key Issues

Roger Koelpin, GIS / CI Planner, Indiana Department of Homeland Security

William Gleason, Protective Security Advisor, US Department of Homeland Security


Keynote Address

pdf Continuity of Operations during Disasters

Dr. William Foley Jr., IUPUI SPEA


Developing Your Continuity Plan: Resource Guide

The following links are provided as aids in the development of both Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government plans.  These documents can apply to all organizations since continuity planning is a uniform process for all businesses and governments regardless of size.


COOP PowerPoints and Course Information:

COOP Awareness Training, FEMA

Vital Records, FEMA

Air University COOP PowerPoint

Continuity of Operations courses are available and can be accessed at through the Emergency Management Institute


Assistance in Creating Your Plans:

Continuity of Operations Planning Manual (Virginia Department of Emergency Management)

COOP After Action Report Template (Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Multi-year TT&E (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

COOP Multi-Year Strategy and Program Management Plan Template Guide, FEMA

Evaluation Tool, FEMA

NFPA 1600 - Standard on Disaster of Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs

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Other Links:

ASIS International


Automated Critical Asset Management System (ACAMS)

Disaster Recover Journal – The Journal Dedicated to Business Continuity since 1987

University of Florida Continuity of Operations Planning


Community Continuity Planning—Staying in Touch

The Continuity of Operations and Government Conference should simply be the first step toward maintaining relationships which may be beneficial when forming your organizations’ COOP and COG plans.  Use the form below to provide your contact details and that information will be displayed here for other conference attendees, and allow you to directly stay in touch with individuals who attended “Building Resilient Communities One Partnership at a Time.”  An upload document area is also provided below for any individual who would like to share his or her documents that may be of use to other conference attendees.


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