Amcom Software’s mission-critical communications solutions enhance business continuity and event-driven communications with speed, accuracy and productivity. View Building the Business Case for Emergency Notification: How to Justify Your Investment and Accelerate ROI. Click HERE>>


What to Look For In A BC Consultant If your in-house resources are not adequate for developing a cohesive, functional BC plan, you will find yourself looking for a consultant. Some critical issues to consider when selecting one are offered by S. Adamowski and D. Hagerty. Click HERE>>



Mild H5 Flu Virus Found in Montana Ducks
It’s not the lethal Asian strain, but officials have found wild ducks in Montana carrying a strain of avian influenza that may be H5N1. Is the Asian virus next? Click HERE>>

Americans Worried They Won’t Get Paid After Disaster, Survey Finds
Almost 40% of Americans think they will not get paid if a disaster strikes, according to a new survey by the American Payroll Association. Will your employees get paid? Click HERE>>

New Secure IDs Could Cost Billions
The new federal security rules for issuing drivers’ licenses could cost upwards of $11 billion, leaving many state and local security agencies wondering: Who’s going to pay? Click HERE>>

FEMA Underestimated Katrina Repair Costs
FEMA’s initial estimates of repairing the Louisiana infrastructure were far under the actual costs, says a new report. Is it responsible for holding up the reconstruction? Click HERE>>

DHS Names Washington Insider Garcia to Head Cybersecurity
After a vacancy lasting more than a year, the DHS has finally named the nation’s cybersecurity czar. But with the candidate’s lobbying connections, is it the right choice? Click HERE>>

Purdy Quits DHS After Unusual Contract Expires
The DHS has filled one big personnel hole, but it is suffering another high-profile departure. This time, Andy Purdy, acting cyber security director, is stepping down. Click HERE>>

Pandemic Services
R&A Crisis Management Services provides holistic high-impact planning for business continuance during the many months of a pandemic.  One week spent planning now may save your company dozens of weeks of chaos ahead.  Learn more, Click HERE>>

Emergency Lifeline
72-hour Personnel Support EvacuationSearch & Rescue Medical ResponseFood & Water SanitationSupplying companies worldwide since 1985. "We can be afraid or we can be ready," former DHS Secretary. Click HERE>>

Going All the Way: Putting Plans Into Action 54th IAEM Annual Conference & EMEX 2006 Exhibit. November 12-15: Orlando, FL. Sessions encourage the exchange of ideas on collaborating to protect lives and property from disaster. Don't miss it! Click HERE>>


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Disaster Survival Planning Network Is Expanding!
DSPN, a California-based international consulting firm that specializes in enterprise-wide BCP, is seeking CBCP or CEM certified sub-contractor consultants with at least 2 years’ experience in consulting for assignments throughout the U.S. Their unique methodology and team approach guarantees consistent quality in delivering “best practices” services to its clients. Please reply to staff@disaster-survival.com with a current resume’ and expected daily or hourly fee rates.

Mail-Gard Celebrates 10 Years in Business
Warminster, PA – Mail-Gard® has successfully recovered every disaster they have supported over the past 10 years, most significantly the four companies they recovered simultaneously following last year’s hurricanes, Katrina and Wilma. “We continuously explore and implement new technologies and systems to enhance the recovery process,” said Jerry Montella, vice president and general manager. www.mailgard.com

Spencer Educational Foundation Names Thomas R. Tizzio As Fundraising Chairman
New York – The Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc., an affiliate of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS), is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas R. Tizzio as Honorary Fundraising Chairman. Mr. Tizzio will help the Spencer Educational Foundation raise funds for scholarships to support students studying risk management. http://www.rims.org/Template.cfm?Section=PressReleases&template=/PressRelease1

Strohl Systems Releases Incident Manager 3.0
King of Prussia, PA — Strohl Systems has announced the release of Incident Manager 3.0, powered by WebEOC. Countless organizations all over the world have used both companies’ products to help them plan for and recover from any type of disruption they encounter. The new Incident Manager combines the power of Strohl’s business continuity and crisis management experience with the functionality and ease of use of ESi’s WebEOC product. http://www.strohlsystems.com/MediaPR/TopNews/FullText.asp?ID=111

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