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The Essential Pandemic Kit To respond to a pandemic, you need more than just a basic crisis communication system. Kit includes: Forrester report on avian flu response, whitepaper on pandemic communication and more. Be prepared to protect your people and your business. Click HERE>>

Digital Facility Mapping Changing Emergency Evacuation Due to the inherent flaws that make printed facility maps less than ideal for modern emergency management, digital facility mapping offers a better solution for helping to deal with emergencies. Tom Condon expounds. Click HERE>>
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Security Funds Not Well-Spent, Study Says
Think pouring money into homeland security is the most cost-effective way to fight terrorism? Think again, say three economists. Where should we spend security funds? Click HERE>>

New Technology Could Improve Emergency Personnel’s Safety
Six Missouri counties are using a $1.2 million federal grant to buy new aerial mapping technology that could keep emergency personnel safe when responding to disaster. Click HERE>>

DHS Strains As Goals, Mandates Go Unmet
Last week marked the fifth anniversary of the official formation of the Department of Homeland Security. Has the department reached its lofty goals? Click HERE>>

NATO Fears Cyberattack
NATO’s cybersecurity chief is warning that cyberattacks are as much a threat to security as missile attacks. How vulnerable are we to cyberattack? Click HERE>>

Equipment Spots Nuclear Materials in Security Test
DHS officials are testing a new radiation monitoring system to screen vehicles in Texas. Will this new technology help improve security? Click HERE>>

Final Changes for 2008 Emergency Response Guidelines
The long-awaited arrival of the 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook is on the horizon, as the publisher has announced it is expected to hit the street sometime in May. Click HERE>>

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Manage your crisis team members' tasks, update critical documents, and display all recovery information in one location with MessageOne's Incident Collaboration Center. Learn more with this resource kit. Click HERE>>

PLYLOX™ Commercial Hurricane Window Clips. The ingenious, inexpensive and non-destructive way to protect your windows from high winds and airborne debris. Installed in seconds, the clips require no drilling, nails, screws or adhesive. Click HERE>>

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

Register Today: 2008 BC/ Corporate Security Show, March 18-19, New York City
Cyber attacks - A real threat to your Internet. Michael Lesk, Rutgers University to cover Cyber threats, Wednesday, March 19, 9 am. Register now for free show. See everything from Roche Tamiflu to BlackBerry to Citrix. March 18-19, Tuesday - Wednesday, Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC. flaggmgmt.com/bc

APUS Appoints New Dean to their School of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Charles Town, WV – Dr. Michael L. Jackson, was recently appointed Dean of the School of Public Safety and Homeland Security at American Public University System(APUS), an online university system. Prior to joining APUS, he was a tenured professor and graduate coordinator in the department of health sciences at Western Illinois University. He was also Director of the Health and Exercise Science Program at Truman State University. Click HERE>>

New PERI Website a Great Source for RM and Emerg. Mgmt. Info. and Resources
Fairfax, VA – The Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI), a nonprofit research institute focused on risk management, recently launched a new and improved Website designed to ease access to an extensive collection of risk management publications, programs and tools. Among the enhanced features of the new Website at www.riskinstitute.org is an expanded Resource Library organized by topic, audience, and type of resource for more user-friendly research. Click HERE>>


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