Business Impact Analysis Webinar Three-part Series Begins Today.
R&A Crisis Management Services begins the series with Part I: “An Overview: Providing the Role of, Rationale for, and Goals of a BIA.” The webinar starts at 12:00 PM CST. The series continues April 18 & May 16. Click HERE>>


Security Expert Eric Weinberg discusses the urgent need for policy leadership on matters of information sharing so crucial to homeland security. The U.S. Government must give law enforcement authorities better training and guidance related to intelligence & information sharing. To know more…



Americans Don’t Trust DHS, Survey Finds
A new survey says the DHS is dead last when it comes to earning our trust. Of all the nation’s 74 agencies, why are we most leery of the DHS? Click HERE>>

New Jersey Police Try Mobile Mesh
A New Jersey police department is using a mobile-mesh broadband network to improve emergency communications. Can other first responders use this technology too? Click HERE>>

Banks and Retailers Seek to Regain User Trust
Credit card customers are losing trust in banks and retailers after a number of high-profile security breaches. Is there any way they can win back that trust? Click HERE>>

Government Struggles with Bioterror Defenses
After the 9/11 attacks, health departments were given close to $5 billion to prepare for bioterrorism and pandemics. Now the government can’t show how they spent the money. Click HERE>>

Making Security Integration Work
The worlds of physical security and IT security are colliding, but that doesn’t mean managers know how to integrate them together. Can a new report help change that? Click HERE>>

DHS Nixes RFID Use for Border Program
Privacy critics have had harsh words about using RFID for border crossings. Now the DHS has dropped its plan to use the technology. Why the change? Click HERE>>


Emergency Notification Resource Kit - During a crisis, normal lines of communication can fail when you need them most. Plan ahead with the resources in this free kit: Guides, a requirements matrix, and more! Sponsored by MessageOne. Click HERE>>

NorE First Response
is a manufacturer of mass decontamination equipment - providing turnkey service from supply to training. Product includes isolation/ quarantine; mass casualty cache; and multi-disciplinary decontamination/ response units. Click HERE>>

Mar. 25-28. Orlando, FL. DRJ Spring World. “Set Your Course.” As the largest BC conference, they are able to bring more sessions, more opportunities and more value to attendees. Steer around obstacles and put yourself on the path to success! Click HERE>>


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DHS Under Secretary Cohen Keynotes Conference on Interoperability
Washington, DC — The conference, “Interoperability for Informed Emergency Response” is being held in Washington DC on March 15. It includes technical and policy discussions, and culminates with a demonstration of voice and data interoperability technologies on Capitol Hill. It is co-hosted by COMCARE, the American Red Cross, and the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium. http://www.comcare.org/uploads/Jay%20Cohen%20Press%20Release.pdf

Business Impact Analysis Webinar Series Announced
Des Plaines, IL — R&A Crisis Management Services begins its series today with Part I: An Overview, providing the role of, rationale for, and goals of a BIA. On April 18 Part II will show a step-by-step process on how to conduct a BIA. Part III (May 16: Strategy Development Panel) will feature a panel of experts sharing how they use the BIA to recommend strategies. http://www.raconsulting.net/training/trainingeducation.aspx

The Association of Contingency Planners Announces 43rd Chapter
The Eastern Great Lakes Chapter will provide development and networking opportunities for BC professionals in the area. Anne Marie Turner, Chapter President states, “Aligning with ACP… allows our regional organization to directly draw upon and become a partner in benchmarking, forecasting, and promoting [BC and DR] through educational and advocacy opportunities.” http://acp-international.com/releases/2007/2007-03-05--ACP_EGLChapterFINAL.pdf

Telenor Satellite Services Agrees to Extend Iridium Quality of Service Offer
Oslo, Norway, and Rockville, MD — Telenor extends the offer to its distribution network of service providers and customers using Iridium services who meet the program qualifications developed by Iridium. Iridium will work through Telenor to credit up to 100 minutes of airtime and three months of subscription fees, if the Iridium network fails to complete voice calls from customers' new Iridium handsets. https://www.telenorsatellite.com/index.cfm?oa=content.display&con=1013


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