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Coping With Physical Disaster All firms are vulnerable to physical disasters. Some form of disaster generally happens at least once in the history of every firm. Read on the importance of disaster planning and the steps in the process. Philip Jan Rothstein comments. Click HERE>>
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Home Office as Security Target
Business information can be especially volatile on a home computer. Here's how to protect your home office network from kids, pets, hackers, hurricanes and more. Click HERE>>

Katrina Relief Funds Misspent on FEMA Warehouses
Millions spent by FEMA on warehouses post-Katrina were intended for the hurricane victims in Louisiana, says a report from the Homeland Security Inspector General. Click HERE>>

Thumbs Down for ASP Monitors at Border
Upgrading border radiation detectors could reduce false alarms, but the GAO says monitors promoted by the Bush administration are not worth the hefty price jump. Click HERE>>

Chemical Sector May Face Stricter Security Standards
Current security requirements for chemical plants expire this fall, but a House Committee wants Congress to pass legislation for permanent standards for the industry. Click HERE>>

Risk Management On Colleges' Back Burner
Less than 25% of colleges regularly assess risk, according to a recent survey; half only plan for risk after an audit, or after experiencing or witnessing a college catastrophe. Click HERE>>

Post-9/11 Preparedness Led to Effective Metrorail Crash Response
When a Metrorail train slammed into another, killing nine and injuring 70, first responders acted in a much more calm, orderly and effective way than pre-9/11. Click HERE>>

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Small Business Plan Template Just fill in the blanks! DPSN offers a simple, affordable and self-paced template to combine business recovery plans with emergency response plans. Available in IBM® or Macintosh® in Microsoft Word® format. Click HERE>>

Need Ice? It can be used to help food stay fresh and for medical purposes, among other things, in disaster-type scenarios. Hurricane season is here. This excellent resource has an extensive database of providers throughout the country. Click HERE>>

'09 Nat'l Conf. on Community Prep: The Power of Citizen Corps. Aug. 9-12. Arlington, VA. Hosted by FEMA's Community Prep. Div., the conference is intended to help communities become safer, stronger, and better prepared for all types of hazards. Click HERE>>

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MTU Onsite Energy Achieves ISO 9001 Certification
Mankato, MN - MTU Onsite Energy, a producer of diesel- and gas-powered generator sets, has passed a comprehensive assessment of its quality management system and is now a certified ISO 9001:2008 organization meeting international standards of quality. This complements the company's ISO 14001 environmental management certification. The certification process took eight months and encompassed all operating processes and procedures. Click HERE>>

SkyTerra Unveils Transition Plans for Customers onto Its Next-Generation Network
Reston, VA - The plans will allow its current voice and push-to-talk customers to transition to the next generation integrated satellite-terrestrial network and services. As part of the initial phase of SkyTerra's Customer Transition Incentive Program, SkyTerra customers who own an active MSAT-G2 radio, or customers who purchase MSAT-G2 radios and are active SkyTerra customers prior to the company's transition to its next-generation network, will be eligible. Click HERE>>

What You Don't Know About Your Business Can Cost You Your Business
"Stick Out Your Balance Sheet and Cough," by Gary W. Patterson, is now available on Amazon. This book contains proven ERM and contingency planning methods for companies of all sizes. The author has used these to successfully treat companies 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. Includes bonus resource guides! Click HERE>>


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