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The Service Disruption Continuum
Disruptive events can be anything from a relatively minor malfunctioning network card to a devastating event. When businesses take adequate protective measures, they can survive even major disasters. In this article Bob Baird shows us how. Click HERE>>


Organizations Split Over Perceived Threat of Bird Flu
A new survey says half of senior facility managers don’t think the bird flu is a threat. The other half says it is. Who’s right? And how will it affect our plans? Click HERE>>

Collins and Lieberman Speak out about FEMA
The two high-profile senators charged with fixing FEMA have spoken out about the beleaguered agency, saying pulling it out of the DHS is not the way to cure what ails it. Click HERE>>

Are Private Companies Hurricane Planning Experts?
Hurricane season begins tomorrow. Some officials say we can still learn a thing or two about preparedness – from private industry. Do private companies have better plans? Click HERE>>

House Debates Funding for Port Security, Border Crossings and Chemical Plants
The House spent last week fighting over how to pump billions into improved security spending, as it pondered dozens of competing proposals. But will it be enough to protect us? Click HERE>>

Florida Uses ‘Sledgehammer Approach’ To Encourage Hurricane Prep
Florida’s new public service campaign is using a so-called “sledgehammer approach,” but do we really need to be hit over the head with the preparedness message? Click HERE>>

Funding for DHS Personnel System Takes Another Hit
The DHS office, working on a controversial personnel system, is now losing yet another $15 million in funding. But is the money going to fund a more critical area? Click HERE>>

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- 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, & more. For full program, Click HERE>>


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Technology Industry Veteran John Whitmarsh Joins Messageone As Chief Financial Officer

Austin, TX – MessageOne, a business continuity company, recently announced that John Whitmarsh has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). With more than 12 years of financial management experience, John Whitmarsh joins MessageOne from Misys Healthcare, a subsidiary of UK-based Misys PLC, a top five healthcare IT service provider.
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Vision Solutions Finalist In Two Major Categories for ‘06 High Tech Innovation Awards
Irvine, CA —Vision Solutions, a high availability solution provider, has been recognized by the Orange County council of AeA—the largest technology trade association in the United States— as a finalist in two separate categories for its 2006 High Tech Innovation Awards: “Outstanding Woman in Technology” and “Innovative Product/Technology.”
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Elliot Consulting Services - Business Survival Tips
The devastating hurricane seasons of the past two years won't be soon forgotten, and forecasters are predicting another very active season for 2006. Take this simple 10-question self-assessment test to help determine if your business is ready for the upcoming storms. Learn more about the simple three-step process of Plan... Respond... Recover... by contacting Elliot Consulting Services. http://www.elliot-consulting.com/newsroom/assessment.htm

Security, Terrorism, and Emergency Experts Join Advisory Board at Prepared Response
Seattle, WA – Prepared Response, Inc., a Seattle-based developer of crisis management planning and response systems, announced recently the formation of an advisory board made up of well known industry experts. The advisory board members bring a wealth of information and expertise in the fields of security, terrorism, risk management, and emergency response to PRI’s senior management team. http://www.preparedresponse.com/press30.asp

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