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chosen courses of action; and providing continual updates on the strategic relocation of government activities.The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/Protection and NationalPreparedness Office established the Continuity Readiness Cell (CRC) within theOperations Division, National Continuity Programs (NCP). As part of a coordinatedFederal Executive Branch effort, the CRC offers the Secretary of Homeland Security, theFEMA Administrator, and other senior leaders and decision-makers with an operationallevel focused upon executive branch continuity, to include issues and readinesscapabilities required to ensure the continuation of the eight National Essential Functionsand Federal D/A Primary Mission Essential Functions (PMEFs) in an all-hazardsenvironment.Other efforts of the Operations Division include initiatives such as Operation Rendezvous(OPRON), Task Force Rendezvous, the development and integration of the Federal (andMutual Aid) Emergency Response Official (F/ERO) Repository system, NationalSecurity Special Event (NSSE) contingency support, disaster relief, and humanitarianassistance contingency support. Additional efforts of the Operations division includeGeospatial Information Systems (GIS), Blue Force Situational Awareness (BFSA),Continuity Analysis, and Command, Control, Communications and Computing (C4).
Continuity of Operations (COOP) Division
: The Continuity of Operations (COOP)Division leads FEMA’s effort to ensure comprehensive and consistent COOPpreparedness across Federal, State, territorial, tribal, and local governments. To ensurethat governments at all levels can continue to perform their essential functions in supportof the American people, the COOP Division develops, promulgates, and delivers avariety of products tailored to the needs of these governments. The division coordinatesthe integration of Continuity preparedness capabilities and provides consistent Continuityplanning guidance and assistance to continuity planners in identifying their essentialfunctions. Additionally, it supports these planners in developing the capabilities for thecontinuance of those essential functions in response to all hazards for the FederalExecutive Branch, States, Territories, tribal nations, and local government jurisdictions.Throughout the United States, the COOP Division develops and promulgates continuitydirectives and guidance for the Federal Government in the form of directives andrequirements, and to our non-Federal partners in the form of guidance. At all levels of government, it also provides Continuity outreach; develops, updates, and provides anextensive training and certification program, develops and provides valuable Continuityworkshops and exercises; and provides Continuity program assessments to the Presidentof the United States, elected officials, and agency heads that enable them to makeprogram improvements. This Division also coordinates Federal Executive Branch effortsto develop and improve Continuity capabilities throughout the interagency community,with a focus on always maintaining the ability of all Federal Departments and Agencies(D/As) to perform the eight National Essential Functions through the performance of