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Pushbutton Recovery: Still a Dream While, to some extent, pushbutton recovery can be done within a local environment, there are many technical reasons (aside from cost) wide area failover is a challenge. Jon William Toigo breaks them down to three categories and explains. Click HERE>>

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Audit Finds Georgia Mismanaged Millions in Grants
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency may have mismanaged more than $100 million in first responder grants, according to a new federal audit. Click HERE>>

Cutting Security Costs Won't Recession-Proof Your Company
We're hearing the word "recession" a lot these days. Is security the first thing to go during budget cuts? It shouldn't be, says one expert. Click HERE>>

Community Involvement Key to Fighting Bird Flu Outbreak
Officials in Maryland are working with the public on their plan to combat a potential pandemic flu. Is community involvement the key to fighting a flu outbreak? Click HERE>>

Why Data Protection Programs Fail
Former cybersecurity czar Amit Yoran says it's obvious why data protection programs continue to fail — we continue to ignore the unknown threat. Is he right? Click HERE>>

Little Progress in Airport Security, Report Says
Not much has changed at airport checkpoints since September 11, according to a new report. Have we really made so little progress? Click HERE>>

DHS Appoints Cybersecurity Official with Poor Security Record
A new report says the DHS's new cybersecurity official has a poor security record and ongoing FBI investigations for events that happened on his watch. Click HERE>>

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eBRP Joins the Fight to Prevent Recession
In reaction to fallout from the mortgage crisis, and instability in global financial markets, eBRP Solutions is proud to announce its own recession-fighting effort. Effective February 1, eBRP Solutions has reduced prices an average of 10% on its popular suite of Business Continuity Management, Disaster Recovery and Incident Management software — including the award winning eBRP Toolkit. Click HERE>>

Family Keys™ Personal Information Organizer and Record Keeper
This tool will facilitate the personal information organization process we put off because of the lack of a usable, affordable method or system. It has been given to thousands of families by some of the largest national insurers. It's a unique organizer for every member of the family. This enhanced program is an emergency virtual preparedness document file for the general public. A free sample copy is available when you Click HERE>>

National Hurricane Conference March 31 - April 4: Orlando, FL
Since its inception in 1979, the primary goal of the National Hurricane Conference has been to improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation in order to save lives and property in the United States and the tropical islands of the Caribbean and Pacific. In addition, the conference serves as a national forum for federal, state and local officials to exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve Emergency Management. Click HERE>>

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