Congressional Continuity of Operations (COOP): An Overview of Concepts and Challenges

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Interruptions of congressional operations by incidents such as episodic computer virus infections, the 2001 anthrax contamination, the February 2004 ricin incident, and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 have demonstrated the importance of congressional continuity of operations (COOP) planning. This report discusses the circumstances surrounding COOP planning, including provisions for alternative meeting sites and methods for conducting House and Senate meetings and floor sessions when Capitol facilities are not available.

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Petersen, R. Eric & Seifert, Jeffrey W. September 9, 2005.

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  • Petersen, R. Eric Analyst in American National Government. Government and Finance Division
  • Seifert, Jeffrey W. Analyst in Information Science and Technology Policy. Resources, Science, and Industry Division

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Interruptions of congressional operations by incidents such as episodic computer virus infections, the 2001 anthrax contamination, the February 2004 ricin incident, and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 have demonstrated the importance of congressional continuity of operations (COOP) planning. This report discusses the circumstances surrounding COOP planning, including provisions for alternative meeting sites and methods for conducting House and Senate meetings and floor sessions when Capitol facilities are not available.

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  • September 9, 2005

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Petersen, R. Eric & Seifert, Jeffrey W. Congressional Continuity of Operations (COOP): An Overview of Concepts and Challenges, report, September 9, 2005; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc810256/: accessed November 30, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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