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ERMS WHITE PAPER: The "Emergency Notification and Crisis Management Service Selection Guide" covers key factors to take into consideration when selecting an emergency communications service such as data privacy, communications hierarchy, automated roll call and more, Click HERE>>

Worry And Spend A Bit Now, Or Worry And Spend A Whole Lot More Later Businesses face legal risks due to disruptions and disaster: how can they be addressed? What are the legal risks and solutions in your disaster management and BC planning? Jay N. Rosenblatt expounds. Click HERE>>
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First Responders Get More Emergency Communications Options
Emergency responders across the country could be getting more help with radio communications, as NIST develops a new "breadcrumb" two-way communication technology. Click HERE>>

Report Says Flu is Bigger Risk than Terror in UK
For the first time, the British government has released a national threat assessment. Did it find that terrorism is the biggest threat - or a pandemic flu? Click HERE>>

NIST Updates Guidelines for Measuring Information Security
NIST has updated its guidelines for helping agencies do a better job assessing their IT security. But how useful will this update really be? Click HERE>>

Iowans Now Moving More Quickly Into FEMA Manufactured Housing
One of the biggest concerns after Hurricane Katrina was mold in FEMA's trailers. Now that flood-affected Iowans are moving into trailers, has FEMA solved that issue? Click HERE>>

Beijing Olympics Visitors Come Under Widespread Surveillance
Visitors to the Olympics are finding themselves under surveillance from a network of monitoring devices around the city. Will it keep the games secure, or is it just snooping? Click HERE>>

Chertoff Outlines Goals of National Cybersecurity Initiative
In the five years since its formation, the DHS has tackled a number of issues related to securing the nation. Is it now making cybersecurity a priority? Click HERE>>

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Hurricane Season has arrived; are you prepared? Download this must-read Dell MessageOne eGuide on hurricane precautions: "The Top 10 Actions a CIO Can Take to Prepare for a Hurricane". Learn from top companies in New Orleans and Florida. Click HERE>>

Corporate Emergency Kit.
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BCI Symposium
Oct 9-10. Brighton, UK. BCI flagship event relevant for those new to BCM as well as experienced practitioners, enabling delegates to learn, participate and network. Offering knowledge and insight into today's BCM - exhibition opportunities. Click HERE>>

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James Lee Witt Associates Awarded Contract to Assist Iowa with Storm Recovery
New York, NY — GlobalOptions Group, Inc, a provider of risk management services, announces that James Lee Witt Associates, its Crisis Management and Preparedness Services Division, has obtained a two-year contract with the State of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division to provide disaster management consulting services in its efforts to recover from recent severe tornado and flooding events that struck the state. Click HERE>>

ASPCA Provides Disaster Response Trailer to Aid Rescue Missions
New York, NY — The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) recently announced that it has signed an agreement with the Saranac Technical Rescue Team (STRT) in Saranac, New York, to expand the ASPCA's Disaster Response capabilities. Specifically, the ASPCA has provided STRT with one of its Disaster Response trailers, which STRT will house and operate during rescue missions. Click HERE>>

New Recommendations to Protect Disaster Survivors
Chicago, IL — To help injured disaster survivors that may be at risk for infection from blood-borne viruses or tetanus in the environment, new vaccine recommendations were released recently in the latest issue of the American Medical Association (AMA) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness journal. The recommendations are co-published with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Click HERE>>

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