Author Archives: Bob Cohen

About Bob Cohen

As a business continuity/ continuity of operations (COOP) planner I earn my living as a first line of defense against the hordes of chaos. In my spare time I’m an actor on the local stage and in voice over recording booths. If you ride the Metro Rail You might have seen me as “Mr. Exasperation” in a recent advertisement for the DC Lottery.

FCD-1 Revision 1

I had an opportunity to review the draft of the upcoming revision 1 to Federal Continuity Directive 1 (FCD-1).  I had several issues with it.  It talks about about “establishing contingency plans for the performance of essential functions.”  Unfortunately this … Continue reading

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Information System Contingency Plan: SP 800-34 Rev 1

Understanding SP 800-34 and the related continuity plans. NIST SP 800-34 (revision 1) was approved and signed this past May.  This revision provides far more guidance for contingency plan development than its predecessor.  When developing an Information System Contingency Plan (ISCP) … Continue reading

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Occupant Emergency Plan: SP 800-34 Revision 1

Understanding SP 800-34 and the related continuity plans.  In the March issue we provided a list of the 8 different types of continuity-related plans listed in NIST SP 800-34 revision 1: Occupant Emergency Plan (OEP) Critical Infrastructure Plan (CIP) Information System … Continue reading

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Contingency Plan: SP 800-34 Revision 1

Understanding SP 800-34 and the related continuity plans.  Within the next four weeks the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) will be issuing revision 1 to NIST Special Publication 800-34, Contingency Planning Guide for Federal Information Systems.   One of … Continue reading

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