Management in Health, Vol 22, No 3 (2018)

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ENSURING CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY- CONTINUITY OF U.S. GOVERNMENT

Nicolae STEINER

Abstract


The continuity of government (COG) task area of homeland security includes providing for the  continuity and  restoration of all levels of government -  federal, state, and  local. [1]  For  a host  of reasons the importance of COG is difficult to overstate:

• At the  federal level, COG ensures the  integrity of constitutional authority.

• At the  state and  local  level,  COG operations can  facilitate the quick  restoration of civilian  authority and  essential government functions and  services. [2]   This  can  greatly  reassure citizens and can  minimize the  risks  that military support to  consequence management activities is misperceived as an imposition of martial law.

 

Keywords: continuity, government, constitutional authority


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