eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - April 29th, 2009

Keep Voice Communications Resilient Don't be dependent on expensive, hardware-based, or location-specific telecommunications recovery solutions. Watch this webinar on Dell's new Voice Communications Continuity service and keep your business resilient in times of crisis. Click HERE>>

Pandemic Planning - Now That We Are At A WHO Four With intense media interest and an increasingly anxious public, our work as continuity planners is cut out for us. The advice herin, from the '06 DRG, is as solid today as when it was written. Regina Phelps tells us more. Click HERE>>
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The Impact of Layoffs on Business Security
The economic downturn is forcing companies to lay off employees, but what some don't realize is that departing staff could pose a very serious threat to their businesses. Click HERE>>

Obama, Congress to Revisit Real ID
Congress and the White House are considering a move that would give states more time to meet the Real ID requirements. Click HERE>>

Emergency Managers Use Nonprofits to Speed Funding
There's a new trend growing among emergency planners to tap into the resources of non-profit agencies for more than just providing services after a disaster. Click HERE>>

Cloud Computing a "Security Nightmare," Says Cisco CEO
Cloud computing is one of the latest buzzwords in IT circles, but the whole concept might just be a security nightmare waiting to happen. Click HERE>>

Critical Infrastructure Debate Centers on Control Systems
The debate over whether or not government has enough authority over privately-owned industrial control systems that control our critical infrastructure is raging on. Click HERE>>

FEMA Nominee Says Debate Over Agency's Fate is Finished
Craig Fugate, the President's nominee to lead FEMA, is taking the question of whether or not the much-maligned agency should be removed from the DHS off the table. 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>>

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. So How Fiscally Fit Is Your Company? 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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PERI Releases Revised and Updated Version of Book to Aid Local Governments
Fairfax , VA - The Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI), a nonprofit research institute focused on risk management training and education, has revised and updated this version of "Characteristics of Effective Emergency Management Organizational Structures" to help emergency managers understand the responsibilities inherent in their jobs, while providing information regarding the expectations citizens have for local government. Click HERE>>

RecoveryPlanner Expands into Canada
Shelton, CT - RecoveryPlanner, providers of web-based BCP software since 1999, and developers of RPX, Business Continuity Management (BCM) software, have opened two new data centers in Canada. These centers will be used to host the RPX software for RecoveryPlanner's Canadian clients and others who desire RPX hosting there. The primary purpose of this expansion is to support the company's growing Canadian client base. Click HERE>>

Spacenet Expands Sat-Com Options for Government with New Encryption Solution
McLean, VA - Spacenet Inc., provider of satellite networking solutions, introduced its new Cisco integrated Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certified encryption solution over satellite. The solution provides new satellite communications options to government customers, including services for CONUS based Department of Defense agencies and backhaul services between EMEA and the U.S. utilizing their existing Cisco infrastructure. Click HERE>>

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