Continuum of Government
On July 30, 2002, Governor Hoeven issued a directive to all State entities to develop a business continuity/disaster recovery plan to ensure the continuity of State government in the event of a man-made or natural disaster.
Along with that directive, Governor Hoeven established a Continuum of Government (COG) Team. That team is to establish a State Continuity of Government Plan that will serve as the supportive document for the individual agency/facility plans. The Team is comprised of representatives from the Office of the Governor, Emergency Management, Highway Patrol, Department of Health, Information Technology Department, Facility Management Division and Risk Management Division.
N.D.C.C. § 44-04-24 (PDF) exempts Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) from open records.