CPM 2006 WEST: A Global Alliance for Survival. May 23-25, Las Vegas. CPM is the premier education & networking event for BC/COOP, emerg. mgt. and security professionals. Disaster simulation exercise! $50 off full conference pass with code FLA6W. Free golf tournament! Click HERE>>

Overseeing BCP: One More Reason to Consider CIOs as Directors Jory J. Marino and Michael C. Nieset explain how a CIO’s understanding of business and strategies could steward a company through a disaster and contribute to a board’s understanding of risk and information security. Click HERE>>
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Errors Could Account for Lack of Las Vegas Terror Funds
One of the largest tourist attractions in the country might not see any terror funding this year, thanks to a few blunders in a homeland security report. Did Las Vegas get ripped off? Click HERE>>

Are Disaster Declarations the “New Pork?”
Disaster declarations have been on the rise with every administration since the Eisenhower era. Is this the only way communities can get money for emergency management? Click HERE>>

Congress Looks to Alter Legal Landscape for Data Breaches
Think lawmakers have overlooked all the data security breaches and thefts in the past year? Think again, says a new report. Some new legislation could change everything. Click HERE>>

FEMA Acquisitions Chief Pushes Recruiting Program
Looking for a job? Why not try FEMA? That’s what the agency’s new acquisitions head is hoping you’ll say. Will a recruitment program help fill the empty chairs at FEMA? Click HERE>>

Chemical Plant Security Back in Spotlight
Everyone seems to agree the federal government needs to create new security standards for the nation’s chemical plants. So why hasn’t it happened yet? Click HERE>>

Hurricane-Prone States Fall Short on Communications, Report Says
A report is slamming a number of hurricane-prone states for shortcomings in their communication gear – but those states slam back, saying the report is wrong. Who’s right? Click HERE>>

DSPN’s one-day business continuity workshops are receiving rave reviews across the country and are coming soon to New Orleans, San Ramon, Philadelphia, and Dallas.  Group discounts available.  See more details and register online now. Click HERE>>  

Free Webinar: 5 Reasons to Re-Think Your Email Archiving Approach
Even with an archive, you will likely still lose messages during a disaster or outage. Learn from analyst Michael Osterman how MessageOne’s EMS Email Archive can help. Register Now! Click HERE>>

World Conference on Disaster Mgt
- June 18-21,Toronto. "Emergency Management and BC Working Together" Get a global perspective. Learn from and network with the best. Pandemic Planning, Effective Leadership, and more. For the full program, Click HERE>>


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2006 Business Continuity Conference Features Leading Speakers Covering Bird Flu
Wall Street and New York directors of BC and corporate security attended the Business Continuity and Corporate Security Show, March 21-22. Over 750 were in attendance. Professor Irwin Redlener, MD, Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University, was a keynote speaker and covered the Bird Flu Pandemic and employee contingency planning.

The 2006 Business Continuity, Security & Crisis Management Seminars.
May, 2006 - Key Strategies, Tactics and Tools to Protect, Sustain and Recover Assets. Join other senior executives to examine key issues of risk, business continuity, crisis preparedness and response, from both strategic and tactical perspectives. Case studies, best business practices, and crisis scenarios will provide you concrete, practical lessons to implement. http://www.conference-board.org/pdf_free/agendas/970006.pdf

The Association of Contingency Planners Announces New Board Positions
Oak Creek, WI – The ACP Corporate Board has approved the creation of two new positions. The Director of Strategic Alliances position will develop and manage the organization’s partnership agreements, strategic alliances, joint-ventures and collaborative relationships. The Director of International Chapter Services position was created to cultivate recent interest in expanding ACP services abroad. http://www.acp-international.com/

Lakeview and AgVantage Partner to Provide High Availability and DR Solutions
Oakbrook Terrace, IL – Lakeview Technology, an information availability company, recently announced a partnership with AgVantage, Rochester, MN-based software developer for agricultural cooperatives. The relationship pairs trusted MIMIX® Vault™ high availability and disaster recovery capabilities and leading agricultural technologies to provide on-demand access to vital applications and data. http://www.lakeviewtech.com/pressroom/pr_2006_04_20.asp


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