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Sprint Nextel's Emergency Response Team provides Rapidly deployable, scalable and reliable interoperable communications for emergencies, drills, and exercises. Critical communication and connectivity virtually anywhere, at anytime to government and Enterprise clients. Click HERE>>

Information Security for the BC Professional Traditionally, IS has focused on virus detection and prevention, hacking and securing networks from intrusions. But have we overlooked the weakest links in our Info Security protocols? H. Pierpont and J.I. Nelson expound. Click HERE>>
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UN Chief Says Myanmar to Allow in Aid Workers 
The ruling junta in Myanmar has agreed to allow all aid workers into the cyclone-ravaged country, but is it too little, too late? Click HERE>>

Hurricane Season Likely Near Normal
Hurricane season begins Sunday. Forecasters expect the season to be either near normal or above normal – just as a survey finds many people are reluctant to evacuate. Click HERE>>

Regulatory Groups Fail to Protect Power Grid from Cyberattacks
Congress is taking the regulators that oversee the nation’s power grid to task, saying the groups don’t do enough to protect critical infrastructure from attack. Click HERE>>

DHS Sets Up Emergency Satellite Communication Service
DHS is launching a 3-year pilot project to give government and industry access to satellite communication during emergencies. What benefits will the technology bring? Click HERE>>

Collaboration is Key to Good Security, Expert Says
What’s the key to success for security professionals? It’s not having a big budget or the latest tech tools. According to one industry analyst, it’s all about collaboration. Click HERE>>

Survey Finds Range of Information Security Threats
What is keeping security professionals up at night? A new survey says it’s not just one thing – it’s many things, from spyware, to viruses and worms, to mobile computing. Click HERE>>

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The Deskit - An individual kit with Velcro fasteners to allow storage on the inner side of a desk for easy access during an emergency. Compact, lightweight with 72-hours of support for one person. Click HERE>>

A Real-Time Portal for Crisis Collaboration Discover Dell MessageOne's Incident Collaboration Center, unique among emergency notification services. Learn more and receive a free online Emergency Notification Resource Kit. Click HERE>>

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Mobile Satellite Ventures Launches Satellite Priority Service for the DHS
Reston, VA – The Department of Homeland Security's National Communications System (NCS) is partnering with MSV to provide Satellite Priority Service to the NCS priority service customers.   The NCS, part of DHS’ Office of Cyber Security and communications, coordinates the planning and provisioning of national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications for Federal, state, and local governments under all emergency circumstances. Click HERE>>

Varolii Unveils Next-Generation Predictive Analytics for Customer Communications
Chicago, IL – Varolii Corporation recently announced Varolii Predictive Analytics(tm), an on-demand service that helps organizations understand, analyze and strategically target more effective  customer outreach for collections, customer service and loyalty programs. Varolii unveiled Predictive Analytics at Interaction '08, the company's inaugural customer conference. Click HERE>>

PERI Seeking Nominations for Board of Directors
Fairfax, VA – The Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI), a nonprofit research institute focused on risk management training and education, is accepting nominations to fill two positions on the Board of Directors. Board members and former Chairs Yvonne Norton Leung and Gary Binger will step down from the Board effective December 2008. PERI's Board of Directors is comprised of five members. Click HERE>>


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