eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - July 30, 2008

Are You Prepared for a Hurricane? Download this must-read Dell MessageOne e-Book on hurricane precautions: "The Top 10 Actions a CIO Can Take to Prepare for a Hurricane". Secure your organization's critical tools with tips from companies in New Orleans and Florida. Click HERE>>

"An Insurance Primer for Business Continuity Professionals" by Kimberly R. Matlon, JD. Insurance. Just saying the word can make many go comatose. However, as a BC professional, adding knowledge of insurance to your toolbox will make you that much more effective. Click HERE>>
Business Continuity Institute

Share the Wealth!
Calling all non-profit industry organizations... We want to know what you are doing: meetings coming up, new initiatives, partnerships — to post in eGUIDE section "Share the Wealth" (below the Marketplace). We only know what you tell us. Shoot us an e-mail! Click HERE>>

Dozens of Cities To Get Fewer Anti-Terror Dollars
It's that time of year again, when the Department of Homeland Security releases its list of which cities will get anti-terror funds. Who's getting big bucks — and who's not? Click HERE>>

Hurricane Preparedness Survey Reveals Public Health Worries
In the wake of Hurricane Dolly, a new survey by Harvard researchers shows that most people are concerned about having fresh water and medical care after a hurricane. Click HERE>>

US Stockpiling Antidotes to Counter a Biological Threat
If terrorists launched a biological attack against a mid-size city, it could take several days for officials to detect it. That's why the DHS is working on a response. Click HERE>>

Disasters Haven't Abated but Cash Has, Groups Say
When a large-scale disaster strikes, it is often non-profit organizations that come to the rescue. But funds for these groups are drying up - and many are shutting down. Click HERE>>

Security Biometrics Spending to More Than Double by 2013
Researchers in London say spending on biometrics technology for security applications will explode to $7.3 billion by 2013. Click HERE>>

Should BC and DR Be Replaced by COOP?
The past few years have taught us that business continuity is a necessity. A new report says it must be much more than just BC - it should be continuity of operations planning. Click HERE>>

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DSPN Workshops
Learn best practices for designing and implementing a properly sequenced BC Plan. Study proven steps for constructing exercises efficiently, using industry best practices. Group discounts available. Click HERE>>

Emergency Lifeline
New Website!
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.
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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 USA, LLC Has Been Awarded a GSA/FAS Schedule Contract
Fort Lauderdale, FL — Global Satellite USA, provider of satellite equipment for the marine, military, government, disaster recovery and broadcasting industries, is pleased to announce its GSA/FAS contract. The contract has been awarded for general purchase commercial information technology equipment, software and services. The contract number is GS-35F-0470U and will be effective from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2013. Click HERE>>

TAMP Systems and ERMS Corporation Partner to Deliver Emergency Notification and Crisis Management Services
Oakville, ON Canada — ERMS Corporation, a provider of emergency notification and crisis management services, recently announced a new partnership with TAMP Systems, experts in business continuity planning. TAMP Systems has entered into an agreement to offer the 'ERMS Advantage' emergency management service to its customers. Click HERE>>

16th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WCDEM)
May 12-15, 2009 — Victoria, BC Canada — Hosted by the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) this conference will bring the World's disaster and emergency experts to Victoria to review, assess, and make recommendations for the advancement of best practices based on available and new evidence regarding preparedness and management of the events that inflict damage on the inhabitants and environment of our planet. Click HERE>>

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