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FEMA Test Answers
FEMA Test Answers
FEMA IS-547.A: Introduction to Continuity of Operations Answers
Which exercise type utilizes actual staff commands and movement of resources to test and evaluate continuity capabilities?
During which phase of the continuity cycle should a test, training, and exercise program be implemented?
A. Reconstitution phase
Readiness and preparedness phase
Activation and relocation phase
Continuity operations phase
Guidance to assist non-Federal organizations with continuity planning is available through:
A. Continuity Guidance Circular (CGC) 1
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Federal Continuity Directive (FCD) 1
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 51/National Security Presidential Directive 20 (HSPD 51/NSPD 20)
The mandate that Federal continuity operations be integrated with the continuity plans of non-Federal governments and private-sector stakeholders is included in:
A. CGC 1
What is a reliable process to prevent degradation of performance during a continuity event?
A. Cross-training ERG staff
Extending shift hours for ERG staff
Cutting back on services performed
Referring customers to other sources
The section of the continuity plan that provides instructions for all personnel is the:
Concept of Operations.
Application and Scope.
An acceptable time period for the activation and relocation phase of the continuity cycle is:
A. 0 – 30 days.
0 – 12 hours.
0 – 30 hours.
Select the TRUE statement about the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP):
A. HSEEP is appropriate as an all-hazard exercise program.
HSEEP is not effective for non-Federal government agencies.
HSEEP is specific to the Homeland Security environment.
HSEEP is only available to Federal agencies.
Which type of exercise is a good way to provide an overview for a new strategy being implemented in the continuity plan?
The continuity program management cycle consists of four continuous processes: Plans and procedures; tests, training, and exercises; evaluations, after-action reports, and lessons learned; and
A. Development of continuity directives.
Development of emergency plan.
Development of ERG assignments.
Development of corrective action plans.
“Providing rapid and effective response to, and recovery from, the domestic consequences of an attack or other incident” is a:
A. Supporting function.
National Essential Function.
The personnel selected to report to the continuity site when the continuity plan is activated are referred to as:
A. Nonessential personnel (NEP)
Emergency Relocation Group (ERG)
Continuity Planning Team
Select the TRUE statement:
A. Revisions to the continuity plan are based on lessons learned from exercises and actual events.
Each agency and organization should develop a continuity plan independent of other entities.
Revisions to the continuity plan should be kept to a minimum.
The continuity plan should only be distributed to the continuity planning team.
Which action is NOT a valid reason for continuity planning?
A. Achieve a timely and orderly recovery
Resume full service to customers
Verify staff is able to perform duties without supervision
Maintain a test, training, and exercise program
Activities that occur during the reconstitution phase of the continuity implementation cycle are:
A. Developing an after action report and corrective action plan.
Identifying and relocating to a devolution facility.
Executing recovery, mitigation, and termination.
Notifying customers and stakeholders of continuity activation and status.