eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - November 19, 2008

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>>

Emergency Preparedness Matters! After a major disaster it could be days before outside help arrives. Preparedness is a personal responsibility. Are you prepared? Tommy Rainey, Vice President of Emergency Lifeline, shares on what it means to be ready. Get the facts. Click HERE>>
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Free webinar TODAY: Gain insight from your peers - the BC survey results are in!
DRG, together with Varolii, will share what over 770 BC professionals are doing to prepare their organizations for the unexpected. Learn trends, figures, and much more. TODAY, 1pm EST

DHS Should Resolve Issues with Satellite Program, GAO Says
The DHS's program designed to give civilian agencies access to intelligence satellite imagery is under fire, as a new report says the program doesn't protect privacy. Click HERE>>

Employee Data More Vulnerable Than Constituent Data
When it comes to personal data, governments have two different kinds to protect: information about constituents and information about employees. Which is more at risk? Click HERE>>

FEMA Releases Results of Test on Trailers
FEMA has been under fire over the trailers it hands out to victims of large-scale disasters. Now the test results are in: Were the trailers given a clean bill of health – or are they toxic? Click HERE>>

Reputation a Major Force Driving Information Security
Why do companies push for information security? A new study says it's not to protect critical data – it's to protect their reputations. Click HERE>>

Homeland Security and Justice Departments Providing More Info to Local Officers
A sheriff's office in North Carolina is the first to get a new database link that will automatically check the criminal history of everyone booked into jail. Click HERE>>

Critical Infrastructure Often Under Cyberattack, Study Says
The world's critical infrastructure isn't nearly as they should be — and IT insiders are angry at the thought. Click HERE>>

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Be Prepared in 2009 As you reassess your disaster recovery plan for 2009, stay current with this Dell MessageOne report on Managing Through a Disaster to Recovery. Learn about innovations in emergency notification and plan accordingly. Click HERE>>

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National Disaster Reconstruction Conference & Expo June 17 - 18, 2009. New Orleans, LA. The first event working to consolidate the industries which comprise the entire Disaster Preparation, Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding cycle! Click HERE>>

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Disaster Readiness Training for Communities
Travel along the Gulf Coast and we are still reminded of the force that Mother Nature carries. Scars remain from Ivan, Charley, Dennis, Katrina, Wilma, Jean and Francis... some of the most devastating storms to hit the U.S. The Volunteer USA Foundation recognizes that Ready communities and Ready families stand the greatest chance of avoiding the seen and unseen damages that occur from natural disasters. Click HERE>>

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Check out the Meet the Experts article in this issue of the Continuity e-GUIDE to learn how necessary being ready is. Survival kits are a terrific gift to show you care. A 72-hour Emergency Kit shows appreciation to your employees, friends and family. Every automobile, every desk, every home needs one! Order today for holiday delivery. See our new website. Click HERE>>

IAEM Announces That EM Research Can Now Be Counted as Professional Contribution When Applying for Certified Emergency Manager® Credential
Falls Church, VA – The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) has announced that the Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM®) Commission has approved a change in the "Professional Contributions" requirement for candidates for the CEM® credential. The change allows the conducting of emergency management research to be counted toward the "Professional Contributions" requirement. Click HERE>>

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