Emergency Operations

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In case of emergency, the NNSA/DOE Emergency Operations Center is staffed around the clock.
The NNSA/Department of Energy Emergency Operations Center.

NNSA’s emergency operations mission combines the efforts of multiple program offices across the Nuclear Security Enterprise in a unified structure to ensure world-class response capabilities for all-hazards events and continuity operations.

The Office of Emergency Operations leads this mission for the entire Department of Energy (DOE) and manages the Comprehensive Emergency Management Program, the Continuity of Operations/Continuity of Government Program, and the Consolidated Emergency Operations Center. The office ensures prompt, effective and efficient response to any type of natural or manmade emergency that affects DOE/NNSA sites, facilities or activities.

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Comprehensive Emergency Management Program

The DOE/NNSA Comprehensive Emergency Management Program is a robust and scalable emergency management program that is National Incident Management System compliant and drives DOE/NNSA’s efforts to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and mitigate a broad array of hazards, disruptions or disasters that could impact the DOE/NNSA complex.

Continuity of Operations/Continuity of Government Program

The national security environment, especially since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, requires the need for robust Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Continuity of Government (COG) programs. COOP/COG is a federal government initiative required by U.S. Presidential Policy Directive 40 (PPD-40) to ensure departments and agencies are able to continue performance of their mission essential functions in times of peace, disaster, emergency or war.

The Office of Emergency Operations establishes and maintains departmental COOP/COG plans, policies, procedures, training programs, and viable alternate operating facilities needed for national security.

Consolidated Emergency Operations Center
NNSA/DOE personnel monitor events 24/7 from the Emergency Operations Center

The DOE/NNSA Consolidated Emergency Operations Center is a centralized and fully integrated emergency operations support platform. Staffed around the clock with emergency operations professionals, the center provides real-time situational awareness and synchronizes interagency and  governmental support to private sector emergency management functions for any all-hazards or national security event.

For 24-hour emergency assistance involving the DOE/NNSA, please contact the Consolidated Emergency Operations Center at (202) 586-8100.