eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - February 6, 2007

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Pentagon Not Ready to Respond to Attack in US, Study Says
A new study suggests the Pentagon isn’t prepared to respond to a catastrophic attack within the United States. Click HERE>>

Cooperation Key to Winning War Against Cybercrime
Today’s cyber criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Can we win the war against cyber-crooks? Some experts say we can. Click HERE>>

NYC Transit to Get Big Boost in Homeland Security Funds
Transit systems in New York City and the surrounding areas are getting a 50 percent increase in homeland security funds. Who else is benefiting from the funds? Click HERE>>

Kentucky Introduces Bill for Emergency Response Protocol
Kentucky lawmakers are debating a bill that would create a new notification protocol for emergency response companies. Click HERE>>

Report Says DHS Plagued by Poor Management
A new report from the DHS inspector general says the department continues to be plagued by management challenges, including a failure to integrate its IT infrastructure. Click HERE>>

Arizona Pilot Program Helps Cities in Crises
A new pilot program in Arizona is helping make first responders’ jobs easier, as the department of transportation is pitching in to control traffic during an emergency. Click HERE>>

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BELFOR provides disaster recovery services including total reconstruction, electronics & contents reconstruction and vital record recovery to mitigate loss and restore assets. BELFOR has full- service hubs in 27 countries and over 60 U.S. locations. Click HERE>>

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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>>

The Gartner BC Mgmt Summit centers on the trends, best practices, technologies and services for a risk-based strategy and framework for an organization's recovery from business and IT disasters or interruptions. Mar. 5-7, 2008. Chicago, IL. Click HERE>>

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The International BC Awards 2008 - Deadline for Entries 15th February  
The Awards celebrating their 10th Anniversary recognise the high standards inherent in the work carried out by industry professionals, and are designed to serve as a benchmark against which to measure success. As the demands on businesses of all size and description change, so must the provision of services in business continuity. For more information on entering, visit www.businesscontinuityawards.com or email:murray.barber@cirmagazine.com

Standard & Poor's Contemplates Enterprise RM in All Corporate Credit Ratings
Rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) has recently proposed to introduce analysis of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) into the corporate credit ratings process. Stakeholders are invited to review the proposal, "Request For Comment: Enterprise Risk Management Analysis For Credit Ratings Of Nonfinancial Companies," and provide comments to S&P before March 1, 2008. A link to the document is provided when you Click HERE>>

AreaRAE Sensor Network Deployed at Premier Terrorism Preparedness Exercise
San Jose, CA – RAE Systems Inc. announces that a wireless AreaRAE toxic gas and radiation sensor network was deployed at both the Guam and Oregon TOPOFF 4 exercises held October 15-19 2007. Top Officials 4 (TOPOFF 4) was the Nation’s premier terrorism preparedness exercise for 2007 and involved top officials at every level of government, as well as representatives from the international community and private sector. Click HERE>>


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