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Do you know what to tell people at the end of a crisis? Join distinguished crisis communications expert Dr. Robert Chandler as he discusses the final two stages, Resolution and Recovery, of his Six Stages of a Crisis methodology. Sponsored by 3n. Click HERE>>

Booz Allen Hamilton senior associates contribute their expertise to the article, “Federal Continuity Planning ... Keeping Balance in a World of Change”, highlighting the use of bold, innovative ways to assure the resilience of a federal planners’ organization. Click HERE>>
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An Earthquake Drill for the Record Books
At 10 a.m. on November 13, 2008, millions of people in homes, schools, businesses, government offices, and public places all over southern California will Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Why? An enormous earthquake is in our future, and we need to be ready.. sign-up today.

Commercial Satellites Alter Global Security
Experts have warned giving everyone – including terrorists and rogue states – access to commercial satellite photos could be disastrous. But that is exactly what is happening.
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Researchers Crack WPA Wi–Fi Encryption
It was thought to be the safest way to secure wireless networks: Wi–Fi Protected Access, or WPA. But researchers have now found a way to potentially crack the encryption standard. Click HERE>>

DHS Announces Guidance for $3 Billion in Preparedness Grant Programs
The DHS has released its application guidance for 14 federal grant programs. Will the guidelines help emergency managers get their share of the $3 billion available in 2009? Click HERE>>

GAO Issues List of IT Challenges for Obama Administration
President-elect Barack Obama won’t even come to power until January, but the GAO has already unveiled a website highlighting 13 urgent IT issues that need his attention. Click HERE>>

Detecting Illicit Nuclear Materials Takes Layered Approach
The most likely type of nuclear terrorist attack is a dirty bomb, according to one DHS expert. So how do we prevent such an attack from happening? Click HERE>>

Telecommuting not Secure, Report Says
Many BC professionals look to telecommuting as an option if something happens to a physical building. But a new report says that option isn’t as secure as it should be. Click HERE>>

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Corporate Security, BC & Crisis Mgmt Conference NYC, Nov. 11–12. Examine and evaluate cutting–edge solutions from strategic, operational and tactical perspectives. Learn best practices. Concrete, practical concepts and plans to implement. Click HERE>>

A Real-Time Portal for Crisis Collaboration Discover Dell MessageOne’s Incident Collaboration Center, unique among emergency notification services. Learn more and receive a free online Emergency Notification Resource Kit. Click HERE>>

The 2nd Disaster Recovery and BC Forum takes place in Atlanta, Apr 20/21st. Free registration, accommodation and meals for first 25 bookings. Also, Free workshops. 98% of attendees would recommend a colleague to attend this Forum. Click HERE>>

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Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Forum in Atlanta, April 20-21
Sarasota, FL – November 5 – The first Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Forum was greeted with enthusiasm by all participants, as major vendors and buyers met in a series of one to one, pre–arranged meetings. William Fagan of the Federal Railroad Administration said, “Attending the Forum provided me direct contact to the suppliers and the solutions I need.” For more information Click HERE>>

Hughes Announces R&D Agreement with DISA for Next Generation Networking
Germantown, MD – Hughes Network Systems, provider of broadband satellite network solutions and services, recently announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to study Network Centric Enterprise Architecture validation of IP networking with the Regenerative Satellite Mesh (RSM–A) standard and the SPACEWAY 3 system. Click HERE>>

Amcom Software and VOX Network Solutions Announce Partnership
Minneapolis, MN – Amcom Software and VOX Network Solutions announced recently that they have completed an agreement under which VOX will distribute Amcom’s mission–critical communications software products. The primary focus will be on providing Amcom’s mission–critical solutions for enhanced 911 (E911), emergency notification and management, and call center management to VOX’s extensive customer base of Nortel customers. Click HERE>>

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