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Every organization, no matter what the industry, faces significant risks when voice and data communications are interrupted. Productivity comes to a halt, transactions cannot be processed. Read about satellite alternatives in this article by David Myers of Spacenet. Click HERE>>
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September is National Preparedness Month
Sponsored by the DHS' "Ready" Campaign, and with support from Coalition Members across the nation, NPM is held each September to increase public awareness about emergency preparedness. Participate by hosting activities and initiatives. To learn more, Click HERE>>

MySpace Links Users to Hurricane Emergency Alerts
The past few weeks have seen the Southern states evacuate before hurricanes and storms. Can social networking websites help make that process even better? Click HERE>>

Government Providing All Hazards Alert Radios for Nation's Schools
A partnership of federal agencies is bringing public alert radios to the nation's schools. Will it make our children safer if disaster strikes? Click HERE>>

US Dept. of Labor's $22 Million Aid to Louisiana for Gustav Recovery
The DOL announced the grant yesterday, to fund cleanup and recovery efforts following Hurricane Gustav. How can your state apply for a National Emergency Grant? Click HERE>>

Was DHS Biased in Selecting Funding for Projects?
The inspector general has cleared a top official from any wrongdoing when choosing projects for funding. But the IG says the office should still reduce the appearance of bias. Click HERE>>

Data Security Now 10 Percent of IT Operating Budgets, Study Says
A new study suggests that despite economic turmoil, IT security budgets are on the rise. Are companies more aware than ever of the importance of data security? Click HERE>>

Organizations Not Prepared For Crisis, Study Says
A new study says many businesses and organizations aren't able to deal with crises. Why is crisis management still not fully understood? 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>>

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. Click HERE>>

'09 BC/Corporate Sec Show, Mar 17-18, NYC. See and hear about emergency messaging, backup communication systems, data storage, virtualization, data and info security, business continuity systems, avian flu preparedness and much, much more! Click HERE>>

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Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Chooses eBRP Toolkit Suite
The US Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Information Technology Disaster Recovery Organization (ITDRO), has chosen to deploy the eBRP Toolkit Suite as its Disaster Recovery / Business Resumption Decision Support Tool (DST). This is an enterprise-wide deployment which will enhance critical infrastructure protection, response planning, reporting, and incident management; while ensuring NIMS/ICS and other regulatory compliances. Click HERE>>

Transcontinental Direct's Mail-Gard Division Opens 2nd Print-to-Mail Recovery Facility
Located in Forth Worth, TX, the new location will offer the print and insert capacity to complete 1.5 million envelopes per day. With the addition of this facility Mail-Gard's total recovery capacity is now nearly 3 million envelopes per day. Mail-Gard clients will have the ability to test in the Texas location, saving travel costs and having the added benefit of knowing their production can be recovered at either Mail-Gard location. Click HERE>>

Amcom Software Receives Department of Defense Security Approval
Minneapolis, MN - Smart Center, Smart Console, Computer-Telephony Integration, Smart Web, Smart Speech and e.Notify applications (Amcom's communications software suite) have been shown to provide high levels of Information Assurance security as required by the U.S. Government and the U.S. Military. To qualify for approval, Amcom Software completed rigorous federal government testing and compliance processes under real-life conditions. Click HERE>>

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