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The Deskit - An individual kit with Velcro fasteners to allow storage on the inner side of a desk for easy access during an emergency. Compact, lightweight with 72-hours of support for one person. Click HERE>>

EOC Design Considerations An Emergency Operations Center is a complex facility that serves as a nerve center during both small emergencies and large disasters. Eric Holdeman discusses the five primary considerations for the design and construction of a new EOC. Click HERE>>
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Our Industry and the Economy...
We all know times are tough, and it's affecting the health of our BC/DR/EM programs. We want to hear from you for an upcoming article in our 2009/10 GUIDE. Do you have any observations and insights to share? Click HERE>>

Electric Grid Breaches Symptomatic of Deeper Cybersecurity Gaps, Experts Say
Last week's headlines were overtaken by the news that the nation's power grid had been hacked. But according to some experts, that hack is only the tip of the iceberg. Click HERE>>

Homeland Security to Award $970 Million in Transportation Preparedness Grants
The Department of Homeland Security is handing out almost $1 billion to protect the country's transportation systems. Who's getting what? Click HERE>>

New York Interoperable Communications Network Refocuses
New York has spent more than $100 million to develop a wireless network for interoperable communications. But now officials are back at the drawing board. Click HERE>>

Fiber Cable Sabotage Underscores Physical Security Vulnerabilities
Vandals cut four fiber optic lines in Silicon Valley, which disrupted voice and data telecom service - and showed the vulnerability of critical infrastructure to attack. Click HERE>>

Green Bay Leads Departure from "10-Code" Emergency Dispatches
FEMA has been spearheading a move to eliminate the "10-codes" for emergency communication in favor of plain language, and Green Bay is leading the change. Click HERE>>

What Is The Role of IT in a PR Crisis?
When an IT crisis hits, a company's PR team often jumps in to help deal with the fallout. But what about when a PR crisis hits? Should the IT team get involved? Click HERE>>

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Disaster Recovery Testing
The ONLY book on this vital subject, addressing all types of contingency plans! Transform recovery testing from an afterthought to a powerful, disciplined and efficient development and implementation tool. Click HERE>>

Introducing Dell's New Voice Continuity Download the on-demand webinar, Resilient Business Communications: Announcing a New Voice Continuity Solution from Dell. Assure continuous telephony communications during times of crisis. Click HERE>>

National Disaster Reconstruction Conference & Expo June 17 - 18, 2009. New Orleans, LA. The first event working to consolidate the industries which comprise the entire Disaster Preparation, Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding cycle! Click HERE>>

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

In "Stick Out Your Balance Sheet and Cough", Gary W. Patterson details proven ERM and contingency planning methods he's used to successfully treat companies of all sizes across a range of industries-from a startup purchased by IBM to a public technology company sold to eBay to an Inc. 500 consumer goods manufacturer to an international Fortune 500 firm. So How Fiscally Fit Is Your Company? Just Say "Ah" So open this book and say "Profit." Available

Software from Sungard Availability Services Addresses BC Requirements of Hospitals
Wayne, PA - In today's fast-paced healthcare environment, real-time access to medical information and treatment protocols is required to deliver the highest quality of care. LDRPS (Living Disaster Recovery Planning System) for Hospitals, new software from SunGard Availability Services, provides comprehensive business continuity management designed to address the healthcare industry's unique, 24/7 demands for information availability. Click HERE>>

APCO Brings Public Safety to the Middle East
Daytona Beach, FL - The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials' (APCO) training arm is reaching to Saudi Arabia in an effort to help secure a local university. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has accepted the APCO Institute's proposal to provide an all-inclusive training program for communications personnel in their new communications center. Click HERE>>

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