DA PAM 25–1–2

Information Technology Contingency Planning

This major revision, dated 6 June 2012–

o Establishes and addresses information relating to systems requiring an information technology contingency plan and identifies information technology contingency plan baseline requirements as defined by either the Department of Defense or by Federal statute (para 1-6).

o Identifies the information technology contingency plan coordinator as the suggested ultimate responsible party for planning, creating, maintaining, and training of the information technology contingency plan (para 1-7).

o Creates a Roles chapter to help delineate possible roles for information technology contingency planning (chap 2).

o Assigns responsibilities and gives authority to the information technology contingency plan coordinator to take necessary actions for maintaining operational information systems (para 2-4).

o Consolidates multiple chapters from the previous version to create a consolidated chapter 3 that better defines the information technology contingency plan planning process (chap 3).

o Utilizes the format of the Army five-paragraph operations order and operations plan to redefine information technology contingency plan (para 4-1).

o Establishes the reference and suggested use of FM 5-0, FM 5-19, and AR 525-26 (app A).

o Utilizes only the terms information technology contingency plan and information technology contingency plan coordinator for information technology contingency plans (throughout).

o Updates the information technology contingency plan and explains its relationship to the continuity of operations plan (throughout).

o Makes administrative changes (throughout).

 

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