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Discover the tools to build a successful risk program at RIMS 2009 Annual Conference & Exhibition. You'll learn new and proven tactics in the 120+ sessions, from hundreds of providers in the Exhibit Hall and by exchanging ideas with nearly 10,000 risk professionals. Click HERE>>

The Potential for Utilizing Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy in Crisis Intervention and Event Recovery. Dr. Steve Timmons discusses the potential benefits of adding another "arrow in the quiver" when it comes to helping our corporate families deal with severe crisis events. Click HERE>>
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Obama to Revise Counterterrorism Efforts, Report Says
Barack Obama will be sworn in as President next week, and already reports suggest he is preparing sweeping revisions to domestic security in the United States. Click HERE>>

Fire Service Groups Urge Obama to Keep FEMA in DHS
Emergency managers might want President-elect Obama to remove FEMA from the DHS, but emergency and fire services groups are asking for FEMA to stay put. Click HERE>>

New York Police Learn from Mumbai Attacks
NYPD offices traveled to Mumbai last month to learn the lessons of the recent terrorist attacks. Now they're incorporating those lessons into their training. Click HERE>>

OASIS Approves Emergency Data Exchange Standards
OASIS approves two standards to allow emergency response teams to share data among information systems that coordinate requests for equipment, supplies and people. Click HERE>>

How to Reduce IT Security Costs
There's no question economic times are tough, and IT security budgets are certainly not immune to cuts. How can you reduce your IT security costs but still stay secure? Click HERE>>

Is a 911 Security Alert Standard Coming?
A new standard could automatically route alarm company alerts to 911 call centers in an emergency — if it is passed. Click HERE>>

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MIR3 is the Leader in Mass Notification Systems Originally purposed for emergency and BC/DR, alert notifications are used across all industries for a variety of communication needs. Click Here and see how our solution can help your business.

A Real-Time Portal for Crisis Collaboration Discover Dell MessageOne's Incident Collaboration Center, unique among emergency notification services. Learn more and receive a free online Emergency Notification Resource Kit. Click HERE>>

Third National Emergency Management Summit The Leading Forum on Disaster, Epidemic and Terrorism Planning, Response and Recovery for Healthcare Organizations. Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. Washington, DC. March 4-6, 2009 Click HERE>>

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"Share the Wealth"...Industry Organizations Update Click HERE>>

The BCI announces its 2009 Workshop programme for BCM practitioners
The topics underscore the importance of BCM as a means to build resiliency across public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Outcomes of all Workshops are published and circulated, free of charge, to BCI members and partners. These reports are available to purchase for non-members and have been submitted to Government and other groups to progress specialist debate. Full details on the forthcoming programme can be found at http://www.businesscontinuitysigs.com/

Long Life Food Depot Celebrates 25 Years Selling MRE Emergency Food Rations
As a GSA contractor for MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), Long Life Food Depot, LLC, provides MREs for federal agencies such as FEMA, DHS, US Embassies, etc. All of their customers can enjoy the same quality MREs that are approved for our federal agencies. Log onto their website: www.longlifefood.com and check out their complete line of MRE pouch & Tray items.

Hughes Launches Inter-Government Crisis Network (IGCN)
Germantown, MD — IGCN is a unique satellite-based solution that enables government agencies to communicate securely and reliably in preparing for and responding to an emergency — when terrestrial networks are most vulnerable to failure. With the unique capability to instantly create any number of user groups on demand when a crisis hits, IGCN results in a cyber-attack safe, cost-effective environment that is unaffected by events on the ground. Click Here>>


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