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Continuity of Operations

Welcome to the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (IBHS) Continuity of Operations web page. We hope you will find the information contained here helpful to your mission of creating and maintaining a robust Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan for your organization.

COOP is an effort within individual agencies to ensure they can continue to perform mission essential functions during a disruption of normal operations. COOP helps your agency recognize and pre-plan for unexpected circumstances that may require such actions as delegation of authority, alternate work locations, protection of assets and recovery.

Proper COOP planning ensures the stability of essential functions through a wide range of emergencies and disasters. Today’s changing threat environment and recent natural and man-made emergencies demonstrate the need for COOP capabilities and plans at the local, state and federal levels.

Executive Order 2014-07 designates the IBHS as the coordinator of State and federal emergency response, recovery and mitigation operations during emergencies and disasters. It also requires each State agency to maintain a current COOP plan to be kept on file at the IBHS. It is the intent of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security to provide the necessary leadership, guidance and coordination to all State agencies regarding Idaho’s Continuity of Operations program.

To find additional guidance and templates for your agencies COOP plan, please click on the COOP Toolkit Link.