Continuity eGUIDE Wednesday November 14, 2007
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BCM is steadily gaining ground in number of courses offered as compared to EM, RM & HS. Lyndon Bird shares his knowledge with us on the BCM practice as he writes on "Educating Continuity Professionals to Work in a Global and Connected World." Click HERE>>

DRG Technology Issue Coming in December: Call for Articles
This issue will be used by readers throughout 2008. It is to spotlight technologies to protect information & communications, facilities, people and the business. For more info, Click HERE>>

Should There be a Fund for Minnesota Bridge Victims?
Should victims of the Minnesota bridge collapse be eligible for more compensation than others who make claims to the state? A group of legislators are wrestling with the issue. Click HERE>>

Keep A Grip On Security
There have been more than 215 million security breaches since 2005 – and more than 1 million in October alone. Are companies still lax on privacy? Click HERE>>

Text-Message Alerts Are No “Silver Bullet” for Campus Safety, Experts Say
In the aftermath of the Virginia Tech tragedy, colleges scrambled to find ways to alert students to emergencies. So why do some experts say text messages aren’t the answer? Click HERE>>

Scientists Create Emergency Response Computer System
Scientists at Princeton say they’ve created a computer architecture that will allow first responders to securely transmit information during emergencies. Click HERE>>

IGs, CIOs Team on IT Security
Inspectors general and chief information officers are finally on the same side when trying to fortify information security. Will this help them comply with new FISMA regulations? Click HERE>>

FEMA Bars Workers From Stored Trailers
FEMA bars workers from entering stored travel trailers because of concerns about hazardous fumes. So why are almost 50,000 trailers still in use on the Gulf Coast? Click HERE>>

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Since 9/11, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has deployed to multiple disasters with a cadre’ of more than 1,000 chaplains to provide emotional & Spiritual Care for First Responders and those affected by a critical incident. Click HERE>>

MessageOne has announced the first ever Incident Collaboration Center as part of its award winning AlertFind service. Manage crisis team members' recovery tasks and schedule, share and update critical documents in one central location. Click HERE>>

Flagg BC and Corporate Security Conference. New York, NY – March 18-19, 2008. Plan now to attend. Stay on top of EM, BC & DR. Case studies and what you should know to prepare for the next crisis.Largest BCP event in the Northeast. Click HERE>>


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New VolunteerMatch Service Puts Emergency Response ‘On The Map’
San Francisco, CA – VolunteerMatch has launched a powerful new tool to help communities be better prepared for critical disasters. The VolunteerMatch Emergency Response Map, located at link below, is the first ever Web-based map of emergency response volunteer opportunities in the United States, and by drawing attention to critical preparedness and training activities at nonprofit organizations it helps communities get ready for disasters. Click HERE>>

The National Program to Counter IED Threats in America
Washington, DC – December 4 – The “Solutions and Technologies to Counter IED Threats in America and Abroad AM*Briefing” will discuss the impact of the National Bombing Prevention Act as well as the current tactics and strategies being employed by the government to counter this growing threat. Top government and industry officials will discuss latest advancements available to neutralize Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threats here in America. Click HERE>>

Chubb Offers “Tips for Resuming Business in the Wake of a Disaster”
If disaster were to strike, do you wonder how long it would take for your business to return to normal? In the wake of a disaster, resuming business quickly hinges on effective planning and training BEFORE the event. A return to normalcy requires collaboration among employees, suppliers, vendors, customers, insurance companies, insurance agents and brokers, government agencies and financial institutions, to name a few. Click HERE>> for tips.

Prepared Response Recognized as One of Washington’s Fastest Growing Companies
Seattle, WA – One of the top 100 fastest growing private companies on the “Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2007 Fastest Growing Private Companies” List, Prepared Response placed 47th. The company was formed in 2000 as a result of the school shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999. The company develops emergency preparedness and crisis management solutions for use by school campuses and other public and private critical infrastructure. Click HERE>>


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