eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - July 16nd, 2008

Top Quality Corporate Emergency Kit. Generous contents. Cover your company's basic preparedness needs with this great comprehensive survival kit. Don't wait any longer. Contingency planning begins with taking care of your number one resource - your employees! Click HERE>>

Glen Bricker & Brian Zawada see some consistent themes, questions, and misconceptions emerging in our industry. Here are ten items - five "myths" and five "facts" that seem to be appearing on a regular basis along with answers and explanations that provide clarification. Click HERE>>
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How to Evaluate BC/DR Consultants
Many BC planners turn to outside consultants to ensure true continuity. But how can you tell the posers from the real deal? Click HERE>>

Gas Prices Fuel Concern About Hurricane Evacuation Plans
The skyrocketing price of gas has emergency planners in Texas worried - worried that high prices will stop people from evacuating in the event of an emergency. Click HERE>>

Maryland Governor Pushes for Statewide Communication System
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is planning to build a single communication network to link all first responders and officials across the state. Click HERE>>

Homeland Security Experts Expect Disaster or Attack Within Next Four Years
Two recent polls have found that a majority of homeland security experts and police chiefs expect a major disaster or attack sometime in the next four years. Will we be ready? Click HERE>>

Is Our Telecomm Infrastructure Secure?
Telecommunications security is critical — but it's one of the toughest things to achieve. Can new technology help solve the industry's security problems? Click HERE>>

The Security Officer of the Future Has Arrived
He or she is highly skilled, well-trained and armed with a number of technical skills. They've changed the way they work — does it mean our buildings are safer? Click HERE>>

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Must-Read e-Book for Hurricane Season!
Download the Dell MessageOne e-Book on The Top 10 Actions a CIO Can Take to Prepare for a Hurricane. Key strategies come directly from companies in New Orleans and Florida. Click HERE>>

Disaster Recovery Testing
The ONLY book on this vital subject, addressing all types of contingency plans! Transform recovery testing from an afterthought to a powerful, disciplined and efficient development and implementation tool.
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DRJ Fall World 2008.
Sept. 14 — 17. San Diego, CA. No other show in the world can offer you the session choices, networking opportunities and full educational experience as DRJ can. Since 1989, the largest BC conference in the industry. Click HERE>>

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Global Satellite Launches the Complete Satellite Disaster Recovery Kit (DRK)
Fort Lauderdale, FL — It is a low-cost satellite terminal for emergency managers that can be functional in a matter of minutes. Emergency staff simply needs to connect the Explorer 500 satellite unit to take advantage of existing phone and laptops for sustaining commerce and government. CEOs and CFOs can assure corporate voice and data information to customers, while local civil authorities can stay in touch with state and federal officials. Click HERE>>

James Lee Witt Associates Awarded Contract with Virgin Islands Homeland Security
New York, NY — GlobalOptions Group, Inc., a provider of domestic and international risk management services, recently announced that James Lee Witt Associates, its Crisis Management and Preparedness Division, has obtained a one-year contract by the U.S. Virgin Islands Office of Homeland Security to provide subject matter expertise on a range of disaster preparedness, protection, response and recovery activities. Click HERE>>

Hughes to Operate Distance Learning Network for the Social Security Administration
Germantown, MD — Hughes Network Systems has been selected as prime contractor by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide operational support services for its distance learning network and has received an initial task order for $4M. Under the agreement, issued through the US General Services Administration's SATCOM-II contract vehicle, SSA has outsourced the operation and support of its Interactive Video Tele-training Network to Hughes. Click HERE>>

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