The continuity of operations or disaster recovery plans or significant portions are exercised semi-annually.
MAC / CONF
Disaster recovery plans are essential for mitigating the effects of emergencies, but without training, the threat of making mistakes during plan execution is high. Exercising disaster recovery plans semi-annually followed by corrections and enhancements improve an organization’s disaster response capabilities.
1. The continuity of operations or disaster recovery plans or significant portions shall be exercised semi-annually to ensure plans are complete and viable. 2. The exercises shall be coordinated with management and other key personnel. 3. The exercise, if possible, shall not interrupt normal operations. 4. The results of the exercise shall be recorded and analyzed for improvements and enhancements.
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FIPS Publication 87, Guidelines for ADP Contingency Planning, March 1981
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DoDD 5137.1, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence, 12 February 1992
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