Katherine Stickels

Executive Research Brief: Improving Continuity of Operations at Your Agency

Blog Post created by Katherine Stickels Employee on Apr 3, 2014

GovLoop, in partnership with RSA and Four Points, conducted a survey of 204 public sector professionals exploring how to create an effective Continuity of Operations (COOP) program. The findings from the survey are highlighted in our executive research brief. The research brief provides an overview of COOP in the public sector and specifically highlights:


  • Four common public sector COOP challenges
  • Discussion on manual versus automated COOP functions
  • Highlights six best practices for COOP adoption
  • Explores desired functionality for COOP solutions


The survey also included qualitative data that highlighted the challenges and best practices from our government audience. “The CISO handles policies, but all parts of the Executive Management Team or anyone else for that matter can review the updated plans once they are uploaded to the SharePoint site, or by viewing the hardcopy binder in their area,” said one survey participant. “Automated workflows and approvals ensure a path to a system of record for transactional authorization,” added another.

To read the full report download the PDF