The following terms are used throughout the HWCOE CEMP and its appendixes and attachments:

Continuity of Operations (COOP): Maintaining or resuming department critical operations despite a disruption or emergency.

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP): The CEMP is intended to establish policies, procedures, and an organizational structure for the response to emergencies that are of sufficient magnitude to cause a significant disruption of the functioning of all or portions of the University.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC): The EOC serves as the centralized, well-supported location in which the Emergency Operations Team and the Executive Management Team may gather and assume their respective roles.

National Incident Management System (NIMS): NIMS is a modular emergency management system designed for all hazards and levels of emergency response. The system is used by the Department of Homeland Security and throughout the United States as the basis for emergency response management.