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The emergency management and business continuity professions have lost a true champion. John Laye, author, educator, coach, mentor and friend died unexpectedly on May 5th. Family and industry colleagues pay tribute to John and his extraordinary life and career. Click HERE>>


Telework Could Help in Pandemic but US Not Ready
BC planners have long suggested teleworking as a key part of the solution to a potential flu pandemic. But is anyone actually ready to do it? Some experts say no. Click HERE>>

Emergency Responders Can't Communicate, DHS Warns
The DHS has handed out $2.1 billion to the states for communications interoperability since 2003. So why are they warning us emergency responders still can’t communicate? Click HERE>>

Time to Get Tough on Security Policies, Expert Says
Data breaches are often blamed on the lack of adequate security technologies, but one analyst says that’s not always the case. So what’s the real problem for data security? Click HERE>>

Are Data Centers Prepared for Hurricanes?
With this year’s hurricane season starting in two weeks, DR experts say companies might be more aware of DR, but it doesn’t translate into a firm commitment. Click HERE>>

San Francisco Preparedness Website wins Webby Award
A website designed to prepare the citizens of San Francisco has won a prestigious mainstream award. Is the preparedness message finally getting the recognition it deserves? Click HERE>>

Rumsfeld, Chertoff Don’t Have Mail, Report Suggests
The Katrina hearings showed two of the nation’s top Secretaries don’t use e-mail. But is the no e-mail policy just smart security? Click HERE>>

5 Reasons to Review Your Email Archiving Strategy Do you optimize email retention for outages, compliance, or something else? Learn from expert analyst Michael Osterman about top email archiving misconceptions, sponsored by MessageOne. Register here.

New Book! A Risk Management Approach to Business Continuity: Aligning Business Continuity with Corporate Governance, by David Kaye and Julia Graham. Endorsed by BCI, DRII, Survive and IRM. Text core for IRM's BC qualification. Click HERE>>

13 sessions on disaster preparedness and business continuity
are among the 137 sessions at the 2006 NFPA World Safety Conference and Exposition. Join your peers June 4-8, in Orlando for this important event. For details and to register, Click HERE>>


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BC Planning Made Simple
Columbus, OH – May 24 – Is your organization prepared to handle another 9/11 type situation, recover from a flood or even a hurricane, rebound from a major fire, hazardous material spill or make the right moves if the Bird Flu Pandemic occurs? This unique class will allow participants to identify what is necessary to start an effective DR/BCP Program as well as have the tools to document it. http://harrisrecoverysolutions.com/BCFlyer200605.htm

Mid Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association, Inc.’s 51st Quarterly Meeting
College Park, MD – May 18 – As business continuity planners we spend most of our time doing BIA, plan development and testing. We tend to stay away from the crisis management phase where death, injury, and interaction with fire and police are a concern. These situations do happen and MADRA is going to devote this next meeting to these subjects. http://www.madra.org/51stmeeting.pdf

New RM Yearbook Offers Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina and Other Events
Fairfax, VA – The Public Entity Risk Institute, a nonprofit risk management training and educational organization, recently released its 2006 Risk Management Yearbook, which features insightful articles on topics such as levee maintenance, hazard mitigation, and disaster recovery. A vital resource for risk managers, emergency managers, disaster professionals, and policymakers. http://bookstore.desyne.com/siteshopper.htm?cat=1&item=26

The 5th Annual Government Conference on Information Sharing and Homeland Security
Washington, DC – July 18-19 – This conference will bring together more than 400+ leaders in the national security community and private sector to address the topics confronting the intelligence, law enforcement, and national security communities. It will focus not only on the gathering, sharing and interpreting of information, but also the enabling technologies that provide the information backbone. http://www.ncsi.com/ishs06/index.shtml

 

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