Are You Prepared for Your Next Crisis?

Maintaining operations is vital to helping you achieve mission need. Because your agency relies on safe, secure and resilient infrastructure, it is essential to understand how to maintain operations without interruption. In the event of a disruption, your agency needs to have a plan to be able to connect people and process. In doing so, you can assure that your agency will continue to operate, even in the event of a disruption.

That’s why 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.

Our survey also explored current challenges facing administrators to adopt COOP strategies. Our findings show

  • 35% believe staying relevant in a dynamic world
  • 18% cited prioritizing compliance requirements
  • 17% said Finding internal and industry resources
  • 17% shared that measuring and evaluating progress
  • Download the PDF or view the report online to view the full findings.

In a dynamic world with changing threats and emerging risks, organizations must pay attention to how they can quickly and efficiently keep their organizations running in the event of a disruption. This report is your first step to understanding how to improve your processes, and make smart decisions to improve the efficiency of your operations, no matter what the scenario.


Thank you to our industry partners for sponsoring this research report. With any questions about this report, please reach out to Pat Fiorenza, Senior Research Analyst, at [email protected].