Continuity eGUIDE Wednesday May 9, 2007

WEBINAR: Managing Rumors and Misinformation During a Crisis
In a crisis, perception is reality. Join 3n and crisis communication expert Dr. Robert Chandler as we explore how and why rumors arise, three steps to rumor control, and how to correct misinformation. May 15. Click HERE>>

Have you worked in our industry for 20 years or more? We’d like to hear from you. We are developing a feature article highlighting two decades of progress in emergency management, business continuity and related disciplines. Can you help? Click HERE>>

Do We Need a Security Industry?
IT products and services don’t always work the way they’re supposed to. That’s why noted security expert Bruce Schneier is asking: Do we really need a security industry? Click HERE>>

$1 Billion on Horizon for Crisis Communications
What’s digital television got to do with interoperable communications? Possibly $1 billion, according to a new report. Click HERE>>

Employer Disaster Plans Crucial to Readiness for Flu Pandemic
We all know having a plan in place will help keep our businesses running during a flu pandemic. But did you know those plans are also crucial to the country’s readiness? Click HERE>>

Corporate Crisis? Go on the Attack, Experts Say
Companies in crisis have learned to keep the lines of communication open when bad news strike. Why do two experts say that’s the worst thing you can do? Click HERE>>

New Orleans Officials Promise Better Evacuation Plans
New Orleans’ emergency chief says the city’s new evacuation plans with emergency transportation depots will ensure residents and tourists get out. But where are those depots? Click HERE>>

DR Testing Could Put Companies at Risk, Expert Warns
Companies who are worried about data theft are making the switch from backup tapes to things like data vaulting. But one expert wonders if the switch spells trouble for DR testing. Click HERE>>

Great 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>>

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>>

THE WORLD DISASTER RESPONSE SUMMIT. May 30 – June 1, 2007. World Congress Center. Atlanta. Details: Join government, business, and humanitarian leaders at this most influential event on all aspects of disaster prep and response.


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"Share the Wealth"...Industry Organizations Update Click HERE>>

Business Continuity Awareness Week
The Americas and Australia Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) is this week, May 6-12. The purpose is to continue to "Raise awareness, promote and enhance Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Emergency Response in both the private and public sectors across the Americas and Australia." Industry Groups are once again partnering with the intent to provide practical ideas your organization can utilize.

Hughes Receives SATCOM-II Contract Award from Government
Germantown, MD — Hughes Network Systems received the award under the recently announced General Services Administration’s (GSA) Satellite Services-II (SATCOM-II) program. SATCOM-II is a multiple award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract under which Hughes will participate in providing its commercially available, advanced broadband satellite network solutions.

FULCRUM Software Free To Aid Officials Facing Catastrophes  
FULCRUM software provides quick guidance for local elected officials who are faced with making timely decisions in catastrophic situations. Rick Tobin, TAO’s President and CEO, developed FULCRUM with Idealsoft as a volunteer project without public funding. TAO recently collaborated with the National Association of Counties (NACo) to release FULCRUM to county elected officials whose counties are members of NACo.

DRI International Announces Industry Support Program
Designed to recognize the value of local chapter organizations, the initiative offers a 10% discount to all members of BC professional groups on the courses DRII teaches. Professionals having completed one of DRII’s core courses may now take their Qualifying Examination as an included component of the course and take the examination a second time if necessary without charge - thereby saving the $500 examination fee. For more information, go to

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