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The purpose of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) / National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Continuity of Operations Subcommittee (COOPSC) is to provide a forum for, and to facilitate the interaction between, DOE/NNSA and its contractor personnel with common interests in identifying and resolving COOP issues throughout the DOE/NNSA complex.


The COOPSC will promote and assist in developing COOP resources and provide guidance and recommendations that serve the needs of DOE/NNSA by sharing information, expertise, and resources for the continual improvement of COOP capabilities throughout the DOE/NNSA complex.


  • Serve as the DOE/NNSA focal point for COOP issues.
  • Function as the DOE/NNSA repository for COOP resources.
  • Collect and synthesize input to define the DOE/NNSA-wide position on COOP issues.
  • Promote DOE/NNSA-wide best practices for implementing COOP.
  • Establish and maintain liaison with other EMI SIG and DOE/NNSA committees that have mutual interests. The COOP Working Group shall advise, as requested, all other DOE/NNSA committees on COOP and promote cooperation among these committees in areas of common interest.
  • Provide regularly scheduled information-sharing video and/or phone conferencing.


Membership in the COOPSC is open to all DOE/NNSA and contractors with interest or responsibility for managing, overseeing, or implementation of COOP requirements in DOE/NNSA organizations.


Leadership of the COOPSC will come from the Subcommittee Chair and the Co-chair in the absence of the Chair. He or she will act and/or report on behalf of the COOPSC. The Chair will be responsible for ensuring that progress on COOPSC activities is made at a predetermined pace and that deliverables are completed on time and as specified by the Subcommittee.

Advisors to the COOPSC will come from the DOE Office of Emergency Management Continuity Program and the EMI SIG Steering Committee. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education will provide coordination support for the COOPSC.

COOPSC Meetings

COOPSC meetings will normally be held in conjunction with regularly scheduled workshops and conferences at which emergency management and business continuity professionals, management, and oversight personnel attendance is expected. The COOPSC will meet via video conference and teleconference, as needed. When the physical presence of COOPSC members is required, special meetings will be scheduled.