eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - May 13th, 2009

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>>

Information Security In A Down Economy As security professionals, how can we make solid arguments to our management to ensure we continue to support information security and yet not spend money on the successful achievement of this goal? Ernie Hayden contributes. Click HERE>>
MIR3 discusses strategies for developing a Mass Absentee Plan in the event of a pathogen outbreak, Click HERE.


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New York City Streamlining 911 Call Taking Process
In an effort to collaborate on emergency response, New York City is planning to streamline its 911 call taking process. Click HERE>>

Air Traffic Control System Vulnerable to Cyberattack
The nation's air traffic control system is dangerously vulnerable to cyberattacks, and it's quickly becoming a matter of when - not if - these attacks will happen. Click HERE>>

DHS Halts Pilot Program in New York to Detect Biological Attacks
Technical problems have halted a DHS project to implement a next-generation biological attack warning system in New York City. Click HERE>>

White House Pushes for FEMA Nominee
The Obama administration isn't happy a Louisiana Senator is blocking Craig Fugate's nomination to lead FEMA, and it's going on the offensive to prove he is the right choice. Click HERE>>

DHS Would Get Boost Under Obama Budget
President Obama's first budget request has more money for the Department of Homeland Security. But where would that money go? Click HERE>>

Agencies Still Fail to Take Steps to Secure Information Systems
Do government agencies still not take the proper steps to secure their computer systems and networks? A new report says yes. Click HERE>>

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New Website!

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>>

PLYLOX™ Commercial Hurricane Window Clips. The ingenious, inexpensive and non-destructive way to protect your windows from high winds and airborne debris. Installed in seconds, the clips require no drilling, nails, screws or adhesive. Click HERE>>

World Conf. on Disaster Mgmt. June 21-24. Toronto, Can. Network and Learn from the best on how to develop effective resiliency tactics to sustain your business operations and communities during critical times. Click HERE>> to Register and SAVE $200.

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

Recovery Point Nationwide Rollout of Next Level of Integrated BC Solutions
Recovery Point, a US-based provider of backup and disaster recovery services, has announced the nationwide rollout of its next level of 'Integrated Business Continuity Solutions', a set of services providing data protection, disaster recovery, and business operations continuity delivered from integrated and interconnected recovery sites. Click HERE>>

Disaster Game Family Preparedness Edition to Benefit Disaster Relief
Auburn, ME - Disaster Game LLC is setting aside a portion of all Disaster Game Family Preparedness Edition revenues to benefit disaster relief organizations across the US. This newest addition to their product line utilizes event and variable card decks and dice to create crisis scenarios that assist individuals and families to prepare for disaster. The Disaster Game Family Preparedness Edition begins shipping to customers in May at a cost of $49.95. Click HERE>>

SkyTerra Appoints Gary Epstein as Executive Vice President of Law and Regulation
Reston, VA - SkyTerra recently announced that Gary Epstein has been appointed as Executive VP of Law and Regulation and will be responsible for the legal, legislative and regulatory strategy at SkyTerra. Mr. Epstein served as a team leader on the Economics and International Trade Team in the Obama-Biden Transition. Most recently, he was appointed to serve at the FCC to provide leadership for the ongoing digital television transition. Click HERE>>


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