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FEMA IS-551: Devolution Planning Answers

  1. The devolution template ___________ section includes personnel, essential records and databases, prepositioned information, telecommunications and information systems support, TT&E, and security. A. Support Requirements
  2. Organization and Responsibilities
  3. Concept of Operations
  4. DEVOP Implementation
  5. The devolution template ___________ section includes actions required during each phase of activation. A. Support Requirements
  6. Organization and Responsibilities
  7. Concept of Operations
  8. DEVOP Implementation
  9. Activation of the devolution plan may be required when: A. The agency’s Continuity Plan has not been tested within the past two years
  10. The FBI receives information of a potential threat against the agency
  11. Personnel at the devolution site are better trained than the headquarters Emergency Relocation Group (ERG)
  12. The headquarters Emergency Relocation Group is in transit to the alternate operating facility
  13. Using the devolution template during devolution planning: A. Ensures that the agency’s Emergency Relocation Group (ERG) is notified promptly if the devolution plan is activated
  14. Promotes careful consideration of all of the devolution elements
  15. Is required by FCD 1 for federal agencies
  16. Simplifies the devolution planning process since most agency’s devolution plans are very similar
  17. A devolution plan lists the resources required to facilitate the performance of essential functions at the devolution site. A. TRUE
  18. FALSE
  19. Devolution does not allow authority of operational responsibility to be transferred to another organization’s leadership. A. TRUE
  20. FALSE
  21. Devolution includes transfering responsibility to other organization employees and facilities. A. TRUE
  22. FALSE
  23. A devolution plan should only be implemented when long-term organizational capability is not possible. A. TRUE
  24. FALSE
  25. An active trigger for devolution cannot include a threat. A. TRUE
  26. FALSE
  27. The specific protocol for activating your agency’s devolution plan can be found in: A. Your agency’s Occupant Emergency Plan (OEP) Annex
  28. The National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  29. The National Response Framework
  30. Your agency’s devolution plan activation decision matrix
  31. Devolution plans should: A. Include all elements of a viable continuity capability
  32. Address notice and no-notice events
  33. Address how an organization will identify and transfer its essential functions and/or leadership authorities.
  34. All of the above
  35. Devolution does not allow transferring operational responsbility to a different facility site outside the organization. A. TRUE
  36. FALSE
  37. The individual responsible for activating the devolution plan is: A. a and c
  38. Anyone who has been delegated the authority to activate the devolution plan
  39. The person who is responsible for initiating the alert and notification procedures
  40. A successor to agency leadership if the primary leader is incapacitated
  41. Activation of the devolution continuity option may be: A. Active
  42. Passive
  43. Both active and passive.
  44. Devolution planning for executive branch departments and agencies is required by: A. The National Response Framework (NRF)
  45. The National Communications Systems (NCS) Directive 3-10
  46. Federal Preparedness Guidance Circular (FPC) 65
  47. Federal Continuity Directive (FCD) 1
  48. Devolution cannot be part of continuity. A. TRUE
  49. FALSE
  50. An active devolution trigger would initiate the devolution plan when: A. Media reports indicate a catastrophic event has just occurred in close proximity to the agency’s facility
  51. The senior agency official directs the devolution team to assume the agency’s responsibilities until directed otherwise
  52. The headquarters facility is suddenly destroyed by an explosion during a workday
  53. The headquarters Emergency Relocation Group is in transit to the alternate operating facility
  54. Devolution may be a planned temporary transfer of essential functions. A. TRUE
  55. FALSE
  56. Devolution is only used in the case of catastrophic events. A. TRUE
  57. FALSE
  58. Sound devolution planning affects an organization’s succession planning because: A. The devolution site should be located at least 500 miles from the agency’s primary facility and at least one successor must work at that facility
  59. All alternate site continuity efforts should be duplicated at the devolution site
  60. At least one agency successor should not regularly work at the headquarters facility
  61. All agency successors should normally work at the headquarters facility so they will be able to keep abreast of day to day business activities in case they need to assume the leadership role without notice
  62. Only an occurrence of an incident can activate a devolution plan. A. TRUE
  63. FALSE
  64. The devolution plan should not include possible triggers for the plan to be implemented. A. TRUE
  65. FALSE
  66. Devolution can be: A. Long-term
  67. Short-term
  68. Both long-term and short-term
  69. None of the above
  70. A devolution plan should include a roster that identifies staff at the devolution site. A. TRUE
  71. FALSE
  72. The devolution template is a fill-in-the-blank type form. A. TRUE
  73. FALSE