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SHARE YOUR INSIGHTS, LEARN FROM YOUR PEERS Disaster Resource Guide and Varolii invite you to take the “2008 Trends in Business Continuity and Crisis Communications” survey. All participants receive the complete unabridged results. Take the survey by Clicking HERE>>

Three experts from Booz Allen Hamilton present the case for a “megacommunity” to improve responses to disasters. This approach capitalizes on the very best ideas, ingenuity, and innovation from across the public, private and civil sectors. Click HERE>>
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FEMA Close to Adopting Standard for Emergency Alerts
FEMA is planning to adopt a common alerting protocol as early as next year. Will it help alert the public to impending disaster? Click HERE>>

US Security System Still Broken, Study Says
The country relies on the national security system to combat terrorism, but a report says that system is broken. Can we fix the problems before a new president takes office? Click HERE>>

Healthcare Emergency Managers Face Stiffer Standards
Emergency managers in hospitals and other healthcare facilities are facing some tougher standards by 2009, according to a new report. Click HERE>>

Companies Need to Address Telework Security
Does your company allow employees to telecommute? If so, you’d better pay more attention to cybersecurity, says a new study. Are you ignoring the risks of telework? Click HERE>>

How Secure is Secure Enough?
Most security pros know how important their plans are to being secure. But how do you know if those plans have gone overboard? When is enough planning enough? Click HERE>>

Grants Gaining Traction on Reducing Risk, Chertoff Says
Are we getting closer to a truly secure homeland? DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff says we are, because of the billions of dollars spent in homeland security grants. Click HERE>>

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New Conference To Feature Medical, Hospitals and Supply Chain Business Continuity
March 17-18, 2009 –  Flagg Management is working with Continuity Insights Magazine in assembling an expanded program in addition to their traditional Wall Street and Northeast business continuity marketplace. This 8th Annual New York-based Business Continuity Conference is a meeting place and collaborative network opportunity for attendees to see what’s new at a major free show and low-cost conference. Click HERE>>

MSV Expands Public Safety Communications Networks Throughout 14 States
Reston, VA – Mobile Satellite Ventures partnered with Indiana DHS, Response and Operations Division to manage and monitor the Mid-West Satellite Mutual Aid Radio Talkgroup (MWSMART) operating on the MSV satellite communications network. This is the fourth, multi-state, regional talkgroup provided gratis by MSV to facilitate rapid, reliable and interoperable communications for public safety operations and emergency responders. Click HERE>>

International Disaster and Risk Conference
August 25-29 – Davos, Switzerland – IDRC is the global gathering of government officials, experts and practitioners, representatives from NGOs, the private sector, scientific and academic institutions. Participate, make new contacts and get updated on recent developments in integrated disaster and risk management, in areas like natural hazards, critical infrastructure protection, pandemics and diseases, technical risks and more. Click HERE>>

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