Mission Consequence

Effect of an incident, event, operation, or occurrence on the ability of an organization or group to meet a strategic objective or perform a function.

Sample Usage: The inability to ensure the public’s access to clean drinking water could be a mission consequence of the earthquake.

Annotation: Valuation of mission consequence should exclude other types of consequences (e.g., human consequence, economic consequence, etc.) if they are evaluated separately in the assessment.

Source: DHS Risk Lexicon, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2010 Edition. September 2010 Regulatory Guidance

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