This program is divided into two sub-programs:
- Emergency Support: Lead State Agency (LSA) for the Electronic Infrastructure State Coordinating Function (SCF)
- Business Continuity: Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Records Management Program
Emergency Support: Supporting MEMA's (Maryland Emergency Management Agency)
Maryland Emergency Management System (MEMS), DoIT is the Lead State Agency
(LSA) for the Electronic Infrastructure State Coordinating Function (SCF).
This role deals with disaster risk reduction and consequence management
activities and is managed by the State Agency Emergency Coordinator (EC),
who, for DoIT, is the Director of Statewide Interoperable Communications.
The EC serves as the liaison to MEMA and coordinates a DoIT group of State
Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) representatives who stand watch in the
SEOC during emergency activations.
Business Continuity: This role deals with the developing, coordinating,
maintaining, updating, training and exercising of DoIT's Continuity of
Operations (COOP) plan and the Records Management Program. The COOP plan
provides the framework that ensures essential functions and services will
continue in the event of an emergency. Its goal is to reestablish essential
functions within 12 hours after the event and maintain the essential
functions for up to 30 days. The Records Management Program safeguards the
security and integrity of what has been classified as DoIT’s essential
records for the continuing operations of DoIT. In the event of an emergency
or disaster, the preservation and security of these records are needed to
maintain DoIT's essential operations and continuity.