U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (2017). Federal Continuity Directive 1. Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Department of Homeland Security, in coordination with its interagency partners, developed this Federal Continuity Directive (FCD) to provide operational guidance to implement the National Continuity Policy. It defines the required elements of a continuity program: 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).