The degree or state of being continuous in the conduct of functions, tasks or duties necessary to accomplish a military action or mission in carrying out the national military strategy. It includes the functions and duties of the commander, as well as the supporting functions and duties performed by the staff and others acting under the authority and direction of the commander. Also called COOP, it is now being adopted by civilian governments, FEMA and businesses. Basically, it’s what we need to do to continue operations during a disaster or state of emergency.