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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>>

Disaster Recovery Planning in the C-4 Era The C-4 issues are the key drivers that will shape IT for the next few years, raising challenges and opportunities for how business continuity and disaster recovery planning efforts will be pursued. Jon Toigo explains. Click HERE>>
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Control of Cybersecurity Becomes Divisive Issue
The NSA has been campaigning to lead the government's cybersecurity programs, but privacy groups are concerned it will give them too much control over networks. Click HERE>>

Lack of Emergency Center Hampered Canadian Response to Outbreak
Would a coordinated emergency operations center have improved Canadian officials' response to a deadly outbreak of listeriosis? A new report says yes. Click HERE>>

FEMA Releases Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101
FEMA has released the final version of its comprehensive preparedness guide. Does this mean we will see a consistent planning process across all levels of government? Click HERE>>

Private Sector Must be Partners in Cybersecurity, Expert Says
The nation's political and business leaders need to work together to develop a comprehensive national cybersecurity plan, says one expert. But is anyone listening? Click HERE>>

Dead People Can Still Get Passports, GAO Reports
The State Department isn't checking passport applications against a database of deaths, which means terrorists could potentially get one using a dead person's name. Click HERE>>

Lack of Leadership, Resources Putting Company Data at Risk, Study Finds
Businesses don't have enough resources or upper level support to enforce security compliance, putting company data at risk, a new study says. Click HERE>>

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Voice Continuity Solution from Dell Can you maintain availability of your telephony infrastructure in the event of a local or regional emergency? Download Dell's on-demand webinar for an in-depth discussion of voice continuity services. Click HERE>>

BELFOR provides disaster recovery services including total reconstruction, electronics & contents reconstruction and vital record recovery to mitigate loss and restore assets. BELFOR has full- service hubs in 27 countries and over 60 U.S. locations. Click HERE>>

CPM West.
Las Vegas: May 12 - 14. This training event will provide you with a complete risk management education, as well as opportunities to network with your peers. Over 60 sessions on key issues and strategies. Click HERE>>

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MovinCool offers portable and ceiling mounted models with capacities from 7,000 to 60,000 Btu/h. The units are used for emergency backup, supplemental and permanent cooling - perfect for data centers, office spaces, hospitals, schools, warehouses, manufacturing plants and outdoor events. MovinCool's portable models can be quickly wheeled into place whenever needed, with virtually no installation required. The company's latest compact, ceiling-mounted model allows easy installation in tight spaces, making it ideal for server & telecom closets. Click HERE>>

Send Word Now™ Hires Malcolm Rogers to Lead its European Business Development
New York, NY - Send Word Now, provider of emergency notification and on-demand alerting and response services, has hired Malcolm Rogers as the company's new business development manager for Europe. In his new role, Rogers will focus on expanding the company's customer base and strategic relationships in Europe. Rogers, who is based in the United Kingdom, has extensive experience with Software-as-a-Service (Saas) offerings Click HERE>>

Development of TEEX's Affordable Risk Assessment Software Complete
Houston, TX - After two years of design and development by a team of Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) multi-risk experts, the Secure Assessment Software Tool, or SAST, was completed in December 2008. The Web-based, encrypted software is designed to help risk managers identify physical security system vulnerabilities and define and address shortfalls in planning, equipment and training. Click HERE>>

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