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ERM-BC-COOP: There IS a difference... The difference is substantial. Disaster Recovery is the reactive part of a Business Continuity plan. However, the distinctions have, over the years and because of various reasons, been blurred. John Glenn explains. Click HERE>>
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Call for Help from BC & DR Executives: Need Comments on Recent Study
We're looking for comments and/or insight from BC, DR, Risk Management or Emergency Management Executives, on recent research related to where BC and EM should be positioned within a company. Can you help with 10 minutes of time? Email the publisher by Clicking HERE>>

China Eager to Show it Can Handle Olympics and Crisis
The Chinese government is undergoing a massive relief and reconstruction effort after last month's earthquake, but that isn't going to stop it from getting ready for the Olympics. Click HERE>>

Regional Response Demands Joint Command and Control
Emergency officials across the country have spent countless hours in a quest to create a national standard for incident response. Has that time been well spent — or just wasted? Click HERE>>

Inquiry Finds Port Security Lacking
A new GAO report says a partnership program designed to speed certain cargo shipments through the nation's ports isn't as secure as it should be. Click HERE>>

Mississippi Emergency Chiefs Fear Coast is Too Complacent
The 2008 hurricane season officially began on Monday, and already emergency managers are worried the public is being too complacent about preparing for storms. Click HERE>>

Airport Screening and Delays Hurting Economy, Survey Says
In the years since 9/11, airport security has been one of the top priorities to protect the homeland. But now a new survey says those delays are hurting the economy. Click HERE>>

Chinese Hackers Pose Danger to US Computer Networks
Were Chinese hackers responsible for two widespread blackouts in Florida and the Northeast? A new report says it's a real possibility. Click HERE>>

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AOK Rescue Chair
The safest and easiest way to transport a person down or up a flight of stairs in a high-rise building! The ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees. Click HERE>>

Comprehensive BC Management Program book is a complete program for business that includes advice for all development. Planning can be extremely overwhelming... But this book makes it easy for you! Standard language enables quick review. Click HERE>>

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Two Major BC/DR Projects for Banks in the Middle East: Call for Help
Redmond Worldwide, Inc. has two clients who are managing BC/DR projects for banks in the Middle East and these assignments will both be commencing in June/July of this year. They are working diligently to establish a list of qualified candidates to recommend for this endeavor. Rates will be generous; visas and accommodations will be provided for the entire length of the project. If you're interested, please Click HERE>> for more information.

Rentsys Hosts DR Planning Communications and Critical Infrastructure Seminar
College Station, TX — The two-day event consisted of live demonstrations and realistic workshops. Leo Wrobel of b4Ci Inc., and members from the Pacific Disaster Center and Telecom Recovery conducted it. All are experts in the area of disaster recovery planning. The course exposed the vulnerabilities of today's critical infrastructure to natural disasters, terrorism and "acts of God" and explained what procedures organizations should establish prior to a disaster. Click HERE>>

Hurricane Survivors Experience Long-Term Mental Health Distress
Chicago, IL — As FEMA closes the last trailer parks that many Gulf-area hurricane survivors call home, the findings of a new study suggest that displacement affects survivors' mental health. More than half of the study participants reported significant long-term mental health distress, even as they moved back to their original communities. These findings are published in the latest issue of the AMA's "Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness" journal. Click HERE>>


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