Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20: National Continuity Policy   [open pdf - 236KB]

Alternate Title: HSPD 20: National Continuity Policy

"This directive establishes a comprehensive national policy on the continuity of Federal Government structures and operations and a single National Continuity Coordinator responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of Federal continuity policies. This policy establishes 'National Essential Functions,' prescribes continuity requirements for all executive departments and agencies, and provides guidance for State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector organizations in order to ensure a comprehensive and integrated national continuity program that will enhance the credibility of our national security posture and enable a more rapid and effective response to and recovery from a national emergency."

Report Number:Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20; HSPD 20; National Security Presidential Directive 51; NSPD 51
Author:Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Publisher:United States. White House Office
Series:Homeland Security Presidential Directives
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/wcomp/index.html
Media Type:application/pdf
Source:Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (May 14, 2007), v.43 n.19, p.593-598
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