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Swine Flu? Outbreak? Ensure your business is prepared for any pandemic. Watch Dell's on-demand webinar "Lessons in Leadership: Pandemic Preparedness & Communication Planning" to understand current threats and how to keep your employees and business safe. Click HERE>>

Building the Data Protection Dream Team It's almost possible. The obstacle to its formation and successful deployment? A lack of a common management strategy to tie all of the devices in the team from multiple vendors together. Eric Lomascolo shares his insight. Click HERE>>
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Federal Freight Rail Security Must Go Beyond Hazmat, Report Says
Rail security in the country has focused on hazardous cargo, but it is neglecting the sector's physical and cyber assets, according to a new report. Click HERE>>

Nation Still Not Prepared, Expert Says
We might have dodged a bullet with the swine flu, but according to one expert, that's got more to do with the virus itself than it does with any government coordination. Click HERE>>

Cybersecurity Groups Pledge to Work Together
Is collaboration the answer to improving cybersecurity in the United States? Three organizations hope so, as they aim to create a network designed to secure the Internet. Click HERE>>

Privacy Advocates Launch Campaign Against TSA Screenings
Privacy advocates are up in arms over the DHS's plan to use whole-body imaging for airport security, saying the technology is practically a "virtual strip search." Click HERE>>

IT Cuts Could Jeopardize Schools' Cybersecurity
The Obama administration is proposing cuts in federal technology grants for K-12 schools. Will that make it harder for schools to protect networks? Click HERE>>

FEMA Announces New Disaster Shelter System
FEMA director Craig Fugate has announced a new system that will include a nationwide database of places to go in an emergency- just in time for hurricane season. Click HERE>>

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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>>

Principles and Practices of Business Continuity.
This book explores the subject of BC Management: from basic principles to best practices. Learn development, delivery, exercise and maintenance of an effective BC program. 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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Shelby County TN Enhances Communications Interoperability Via SkyTerra
Reston, VA - Memphis/Shelby County, Tennessee Urban Area Security Initiative is deploying push-to-talk satellite services via SkyTerra to provide a network for interoperable contingency communications for emergency operations. SkyTerra and its local service provider, Central Communications, worked with the Shelby County Office of Preparedness to develop the required documentation for grant funding approval. Click HERE>>

HarrisData Turns to SunGard Availability Services Managed Hosting
Wayne, PA - Enterprise software developer, HarrisData, has selected SunGard Availability Services to provide a fully managed hosting solution to operate enterprise software applications for HarrisData customers. SunGard AdvancedHosting will help HarrisData customers run their RTI-Software solutions, including CustomerFirst®, SalesFirst® and WebFirst®, in a highly available, redundant environment with reduced demands on their own IT resources. Click HERE>>

PERI Launches
Fairfax, VA - Recently, the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) launched, a website that helps small and medium sized nonprofit organizations assess their insurance needs and submit requests for insurance quotes to participating insurers. Educational information can be browsed without registration. Registration is free and provides access to the insurance needs self-assessment tool and basic guidance. Click HERE>>

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