The Joint CSNI/CNRA Strategic Plan states, the Committees' Operating Plans describe each Committee's organisation, priorities and operating procedures to be used in fulfilling their mandates. The Operating Plans will reflect the guidance given in the Joint Strategic Plan and incorporate objectives, schedules, and mandates for working group. Specific attention will be given to ensure that cross-cutting issues are dealt with satisfactorily.
This Operating Plan combines the CNRA Operating Plan and Operating Guidelines. With the new strategic plan, one goal of this operating plan update was to align, to the extent practical, with the CSNI Operating Plan. While each Committee has separate organisations and must be responsive to those needs, it was agreed that the coordination of the Operating Plan on common processes and procedures would increase efficnacy of the Committees.