Continuity eGUIDE Wednesday September 19, 2007
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IT Management Overconfident About Disaster Recovery
Most corporate IT departments are under-prepared for disaster, says a new survey. So why are they overconfident about their level of preparation? Click HERE>>

Increase Funds for Rail Security, Proponents Say
In the six years since 9/11, Congress has handed out funds averaging $7 per passenger for airline security. But it’s given less than a penny per rail passenger in the same time. Click HERE>>

OSHA Seeks Input for Emergency Response and Preparedness Standard
OSHA is asking for help deciding what actions to take to address emergency response and preparedness. But is it OSHA’s job to deal with preparedness and response? Click HERE>>

Methodology Predicts Effects of Hurricanes on Coastal Roadways
With more than 60,000 miles of roadways in the US part of the 100-year coastal floodplain, predicting hurricane effects on roads is critical. Can a new methodology help? Click HERE>>

Private Insurers Overpaid by National Flood Program, GAO Says
Is the federal government overpaying private insurers for operating costs under the National Flood Insurance Program? A new GAO report has the findings. Click HERE>>

Healthcare CIOs Not Happy with Security, Survey Says
A new survey says 77 percent of CIOs at healthcare provider organizations are “not very confident” their information security standards are effective enough. Click HERE>>


Orange County Red Cross presents the 23rd annual Disaster Preparedness Academy, Beyond Preparedness – Are you ready? On October 17th, 2007 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA. 3 Keynote addresses and 18 workshops presented. Click HERE>>

Upcoming special GUIDE issue on Education, Training & Networking coming soon. Don’t miss this opportunity to let the business continuity & emergency management industry know about your education & training events for 2007 & 2008. Click HERE>>

CSI 2007, November 3-9, Arlington, VA. Leading business-focused security conference & exhibition features over 100 sessions on management & technical issues crucial to deploying a successful protection strategy. Register now & save. www.csiannual.com


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Navigating the Unexpected with Confidence Webinar Series
R&A Crisis Management Services offers a free webinar on Supply Chain Resiliency on September 25. It is essential that businesses ensure supply chain resilience. There are numerous examples of disasters caused by poor supply chain management. In this September 25 webinar, attendees will learn tips and techniques for dealing with supply chain risks. This one-hour webinar will also provide a forum to ask questions and get answers! Click HERE>>

Consonus Awarded for Promoting Business Continuity in Utah
Salt Lake City  – Consonus, a data center and managed services provider, received two awards from the Utah Division of Homeland Security and Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce recently, at the state’s annual Ready Your Business conference, where 450 business representatives gathered to learn how to prepare and protect their organizations from potential loss as a result of natural (or man-made) disaster Click HERE>>

Information Sharing Strategies Conference
Arlington, VA – November 27 –  The Information Sharing Conference will bring together lead- experts in the first responder and private sector to address the critical issues of information sharing. This is an opportunity for government and industry representatives to come together for a common purpose. At the Information Sharing Conference attendees will learn about interoperability case studies, lessons learned, technologies and the future of information sharing. Click HERE>>

Washington State Crisis Management System Receives Homeland Security Award
Seattle, WA – The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) has won the 2007 Noblis Innovations Award in Homeland Security. WASPC is working to protect the state’s critical infrastructure such as state ferries, public courthouses, port facilities, convention centers and other sites including all K-12 schools with a secure Web-based system using Prepared Response, Inc’s Rapid Responder® crisis management solution. Click HERE>>

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