Reacting is what IT managers did in March. Now, they are taking a step back to reassess the planning element with the benefit of recent lessons learned.
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The government has no shortage of data, and an increasing amount of it resides in the cloud, making a cloud-based solution that integrates and manages that data from the start optimal for DR.
If the recent pandemic has taught government organizations anything, it’s that resiliency and crisis management always need to be top of mind.
Traditionally, government has viewed continuity of operations as a document. But COOP is really a process — a living, real-time activity that mitigates or addresses any disruption to a mission-critical operation or service so that it keeps running.
A comprehensive COOP plan will allow agencies to be resilient rather than reactive. It takes into account partnerships, people and assets.
The answer lies not in being able to predict the next crisis but in being prepared for whatever it may be.
Having the necessary tools is step one for shifting to telework. Are organizations providing the necessary equipment, connection, access and security to employees?
In March 2020, GovLoop conducted a community survey on the state continuity of operations (COOP) across the federal, state and local levels. The survey found varying levels of continuity preparedness across different government organizations.
Agencies need to consider how their continuity of operations (COOP) plans can enable the entirety of their workforce to work remotely and securely.
On Monday morning I woke up to the horrible news that the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus over the weekend was a 2010 graduate of Texas Christian University. As a Fort Worth resident, proud TCU alum, and daughter of a recently retired nurse, the news hit home. I also hadRead… Read more »