What We Face
The range of global catastrophic and existential risks we face today is greater than at any point in human history. From natural disasters to man-made catastrophes, the unthinkable consequences of such events means they are too often left unaddressed. Greater attention to these risks is critical to our national defense, security, and civic welfare.
The threat posed by inadequate continuity of operations and continuity of government planning (COOP/COG) to survive such risks is severe. COOP/COG planning is last line of defense in the most extreme times of need to maintain the basic functions and constitutional order of the country. The U.S. has fallen far behind on planning for such contingencies, relying on 20th century solutions to 21st century problems. A new approach is needed.