COBRA (Cabinet Office Briefing Room A) was an emergency committee of the British government.
In 1998, COBRA convened to discuss how to deal with a hostage situation at Pullen Towers, and later for an attack on the Hubway. (PROSE: System Shock)
In 2009, COBRA convened to discuss how to deal with the demands of the 456. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Three, Children of Earth: Day Four, Children of Earth: Day Five)
A few years later, COBRA formulated a plan to cut pathways through the global forest which grew overnight on Earth using "carefully controlled fires" to allow essential services to move. (TV: In the Forest of the Night)