Federal Continuity Directive 1: Federal Executive Branch National Continuity Program and Requirements [January 2017] [open pdf - 688KB]
Alternate Title: FCD 1: Federal Executive Branch National Continuity Program and Requirements [January 2017]
"Presidential Policy Directive 40 (PPD-40), 'National Continuity Policy', directs the Secretary of Homeland Security through the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate the implementation, execution, and assessment of continuity activities among executive departments and agencies (D/As). Specifically, the Administrator of FEMA is directed to 'develop and promulgate Federal Continuity Directives to establish continuity program and planning requirements for executive departments and agencies.' This Federal Continuity Directive 1 (FCD-1) implements this requirement by establishing the framework, requirements, and processes to support the development of D/As' continuity programs and by specifying and defining elements of a continuity plan. These required elements include delineation of essential functions; succession to office and delegations of authority; safekeeping of and access to essential records; continuity locations; continuity communications; human resources planning; devolution of essential functions; reconstitution; and program validation through testing, training, and exercises (TT&E)."
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