eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - February 18th, 2009

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A Real Test: What Did We Learn? Three years after the devastation of Katrina, Ike offered the disaster management community an opportunity to implement lessons learned. How did the country measure up? Disaster Resource Guide finds out. Vanessa Chris and Pat Moore write. Click HERE>>
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World Economic Crisis is Top Security Threat
What's the biggest threat to US security? Intelligence officials say it's not al Qaeda, but the global financial crisis. Click HERE>>

Orange County Could Be Successful Model for Interoperable Communications
In the late '90s, Orange County, CA, connected all first responders to the same system, proving that interoperable communications works. So why isn't it a model for others? Click HERE>>

New Cargo Security Policies Needed, Expert Says
New DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano says there are problems with scanning 100% of cargo entering the US. What can the DHS do about it? One expert has some ideas. Click HERE>>

DHS Counter-Bomb Office Bill Aims to Strengthen Transit Security
The House has passed a bill designed to detect and prevent terrorist bombings on the nation's public mass transit systems. Click HERE>>

Chinese Hackers Are Main Threat to US Computers, Congressman Says
Representative Bennie Thompson says the Chinese government and freelance hackers are behind the hundreds of attacks each day against US networks. Is he right? Click HERE>>

Stimulus Package has Millions for Security
A new report says the proposed economic stimulus package includes hundreds of millions of dollars for security projects, including $448 million for a new DHS headquarters. Click HERE>>

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Corporate Emergency Kit. Cover your company's basic preparedness needs with this comprehensive survival kit. Don't wait any longer. Contingency planning begins with taking care of your number one resource - your employees! Click HERE>>

AOK Rescue Chair
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The 2nd Disaster Recovery and BC Forum takes place in Atlanta, Apr 20/21st. Free registration, accommodation and meals for first 25 bookings. Also, Free workshops. 98% of attendees would recommend a colleague to attend this Forum. Click HERE>>

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The BCI Launches "BCM World Conference and Exhibition"
The Business Continuity Institute announces it is to run a major new event to fill the void in the BC Management market left by the unexpected cancellation of Reed Exhibition's UK based BCEXPO. Incorporating the prestigious and well-established BCI Symposium, the event will be rebranded as the "BCM World Conference and Exhibition" and will take place on 11th and 12th November at the Novotel London West Hotel and Convention Centre, Hammersmith, UK. Click HERE>>

Post Your Comments for the 2010 Edition of NFPA 1600
The draft of the 2010 edition of NFPA 1600, "Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs" has been posted to the NFPA website. Public comments are being accepted until March 6. You can submit comments online. You can also compile your comments on NFPA's form and email, fax, or mail them to NFPA (address and fax number are on the form.)

OpenTech Systems' DR/Xpert for DB2 Backs Up DB2 User Data and System Objects
Lewisville, TX - OpenTech Systems, Inc., a provider of z/OS Disaster Recovery and Storage Management solutions to automate IT processes and ensure Business Continuity for IBM z/OS centric data centers, recently announced a new release of DR/Xpert for DB2 which automates the backup and recovery for DB2 system objects including the directory and catalog as well as user data Click HERE>>


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