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Experts Jerry Jarrell, Steve Kenniston and Richard Fordham present a special, no-cost web seminar on preparing for the Hurricane season. Help employees know what to do; where to go and other critical procedures to have in place before a disaster. June 13, 12 pm EDT. Click HERE>>


NYC Officials Calling for Chertoff’s Ouster
After last week’s announcement the DHS would decrease terror funding for NYC, officials are up in arms. But why isn’t Mayor Michael Bloomberg adding his voice to the fray? Click HERE>>

FEMA Talks up IT Changes
FEMA has been under fire for months over almost everything. But now the agency’s IT execs are pointing out some new changes they’ve made. Are they changes for the better? Click HERE>>

Poverty a Key Impediment to Preparedness
Survey after survey keeps finding we’re not preparing our families properly for hurricanes. Now a new report may have found the answer. Is preparedness only for the rich? Click HERE>>

Relief Effort for Indonesian Quake Lagging
The earthquake in Indonesia was yet another horrifying natural disaster. So why are relief efforts lagging? A new report suggests it may be something called “donor fatigue.” Click HERE>>

Fewer Storms this Hurricane Season
A new report says this hurricane season may see fewer storms strike the coast. But, as Hurricane Katrina proved, it only takes one hurricane to cause a tragedy. Click HERE>>

New Tool Could Help in Pandemic and Hurricanes
A Florida-based company says it has the answer to emergency preparedness for local, state and federal response to large-scale disaster. Is it the answer – or just wishful thinking? Click HERE>>

Respond quickly with AMTELCO’s Rapid Emergency Deployment (R.E.D.) Alert system! R.E.D. Alert automatically contacts the necessary personnel and groups, receives responses, sets up and records conference calls, and much more. Click HERE>>  

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The safest and easiest way to transport a person, in an emergency, down or up a flight of stairs in a high-rise building! The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees Click HERE>>

DRJ Fall World 2006
Save the date! Sept. 17-20; San Diego. DRJ is raising the expectations of what a conference should offer, reaching higher than ever to provide attendees with the ultimate seminar experience. For practitioners of all levels. Click HERE>>


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PERI Responds to Potential Influenza Pandemic with Symposium
Fairfax, VA – The Public Entity Risk Institute, a nonprofit risk management training and educational organization, recently announced that it will host a week-long Virtual Symposium to support local communities in developing response plans for a pandemic influenza crisis. The Symposium, Preparing for a Local Crisis within a Global Pandemic, will be held on June 19-23.
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The Association of Contingency Planners Announces 40th Chapter
Glen Ellyn, IL – The Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) announces the chartering of its Northern Illinois Chapter. This chapter will provide a robust program consisting of professional development and networking opportunities for business continuity professionals serving the Northern Illinois area. http://www.acp-international.com/articles/2006%205%2025%20%20ACP%20Illinois%20FINAL.pdf

inTechCenter IT Machine-to-Machine Notification Supports Multiple Comm. Modalities
San Diego – To help IT departments reduce administrative and operational costs, MIR3™ has expanded the integration and communication capabilities of the MIR3 Intelligent Notification™ (IN) platform. The latest release is the first machine-to-machine notification system that automatically sends notifications to multiple types of communication devices when critical issues on the network occur. http://www.mir3.com/press/inTechCenterv2-0.pdf

Senforce Launches New iNAC Product; Addresses "Last Mile" Security Vulnerabilities
Senforce unveils a new iNAC product, which combines network access control with its endpoint security suite in such a way that (a) protects endpoint PCs 24x7, connected or not, and (b) quarantines any systems (employees, guests, suppliers, or contractors) that are out of compliance but wish to access the network, and automates remediation before they can connect.
http://www.senforce.com/pressrelease/pr-inac-added-to-senforce-product-line.html


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