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Booz Allen Hamilton
Providing a broad range of services in strategy, operations, organization and change, information technology, systems engineering, and program management, Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure. Click HERE>>

Selling an Emergency Notification System Within Your Organization Most BC professionals recognize the need and value of an emergency notification system. But, as with many BCP requirements, the budget isn't there. So what is a BCP professional to do? Ted Brown contributes. Click HERE>>
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Red Cross Faces Its Own Crisis
Whenever Americans are in trouble, the Red Cross is always there to lend its support. But now a report suggests that many of its chapters are facing a crisis of their own. Click HERE>>

Government Hack Attacks Prompt Scrutiny
The Obama administration's review of cybersecurity isn't coming a moment too soon, as the Project on Government Oversight uncovers yet another security breach. Click HERE>>

Napolitano Orders Re-evaluation of National Security
In 2007, Janet Napolitano criticized the nation's largest emergency response exercise. Now that she's DHS Secretary, she's calling for a review of the program. Click HERE>>

BSI Launches New Standard for IT Business Continuity
The British Standards Institute has launched a new program that will see companies use a special mark to show to their clients they are prepared for an IT disaster. Click HERE>>

FEMA Director Finalist Says Agency Must Work with States, Locals
One of two reported finalists for the job to lead FEMA into the next decade says the agency needs to work more closely to engage stakeholders at all levels. Click HERE>>

Better Coordination Needed for Cybersecurity R&D, Report Says
The nation needs more research and development to improve cybersecurity, and those efforts must be better coordinated, according to new recommendations. Click HERE>>

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California Office of Homeland Security Course Calendar
In California there have been many inquiries as to these course calendars. Below is the link to the State's training website. Through this website you should find the most updated list of training courses in the state. For those who reside in states other than CA - your state government has an equivalent of the CA Governor's Office of Homeland Security through which the state-specific calendars may be found. Click HERE>>

Twenty First Century Communications Unveils New Upgrades, Enhancements
Columbus, OH - TFCC has released its Universal Communications System (UCS) Version 3.0. UCS v3.0 brings new features and functions while expanding capabilities and enhancing user experience. It is a state-of-the-art vendor-hosted mass notification system that reaches thousands at once - on any device, at any time, from anywhere. UCS powers the AlertSanDiego system, which facilitated safe evacuation of 500,000+ people during the 2007 wildfires. Click HERE>>

SunGard Availability Announces New Managed Services Facility In Philadelphia
Wayne, PA - The facility will provide customers with IT infrastructure and managed services to help ensure their business systems are always up and running. SunGard has invested $25 million in the 120,000 square foot facility which will help customers avoid capital and operating costs associated with building and operating their own data centers. SunGard solutions include hosting services, application services, e-mail and collaboration services, network services, managed security services, storage services and replication services. Click HERE>>

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