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Your job, your salary...

An expert in the DR/BC job market offers insights on what you can do to maintain or improve your marketability in today's tough job market. Who is hiring, why are they hiring, and how can you command top dollar? We interviewed Cheyene Haase, founder of search firm BC Management, for her perspective.
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War in Iraq May Be Weakening States' National Guard
With so many military reservists called up and serving abroad, many state emergency planners are concerned there won't be manpower available in the event of an emergency. Click HERE>>

IT Security Laws A Virtual Certainty
Washington may soon pass new laws governing how companies secure their IT infrastructure and draft regulations that hold enterprises accountable for lapses. Click HERE>>

Underwater Robots To Protect Drinking Water From Terrorists
Technology experts at a number of US universities are hoping robotic technology will one day protect lakes and reservoirs from sabotage. Click HERE>>

Job Fraud A Threat To Homeland Security
Job applicants with phony Ph.D.s and MAs aren't just a problem for HR managers anymore. Some fear that the use of fake credentials could threaten national security. Click HERE>>

Does Intrusion Detection Work?
Intrusion detection systems are supposed to help enterprises protect themselves from hacks, worms and denial of service attacks, but how well do they really work? Click HERE>>


Purchasing Priorities...
Looking for a product or service for your corporate program? Do you know the key service providers? The Disaster Resource GUIDE includes 100's of companies. We can link you with companies who can help. Click HERE>>

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Still Time to Register for CPM 2004 WEST!
Attend CPM 2004 WEST, May 25-27 at The Mirage in Las Vegas and focus on the most current business continuity, emergency management and security issues. New leadership topics help promote your success!
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“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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CPM Offers a Well-rounded Program in Las Vegas
CPM 2004 WEST, May 25-27 at The Mirage in Las Vegas will focus on the most current business continuity, emergency management and security issues. Recognizing the importance of total risk management, CPM 2004 WEST achieves a well-rounded curriculum, guaranteeing that conference attendees become proficient in continuity of operations, emergency management, security, and other related disciplines. This formula ensures success for today's business continuity professional. Register online and find more information at www.ContingencyPlanningExpo.com.

"News and Terrorism: Communicating in a Crisis," Workshops To Be Held in Ten U.S. Locations
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is collaborating with the National Academies to host a series of interactive workshops on the crucial role of the media in terrorism response. Each workshop will feature an interactive table-top terrorist scenario involving government officials, members of the media, and technical experts, with the goal of focusing on the challenges faced by these groups during a crisis to provide accurate and timely information to the public.

In addition, the National Academies will provide information on weapons of mass destruction including fact sheets on specific terrorist threats as well as a list of experts who are able to provide reliable information quickly in a time of crisis.

Workshops are scheduled to begin in July 2004 in Chicago, Illinois, and continue through July 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. For a tentative schedule visit www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?content=3549. For more information contact Kristin Gossel at DHS; (202) 282-8010; e-mail: kristin.gossel@dhs.gov

Collocation Solutions LLC Selected as Mirrored Hot Site Tour provider for the CPM Conference In Las Vegas
DALLAS, TX Collocation Solutions LLC, a leading carrier-neutral, build-to-suit data center infrastructure service provider, recently announced their selection as the Mirrored Hot Site Tour provider for the Contingency Planning Management Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The conference to be held the final week of May in Las Vegas provides training and exhibitions for continuity of operations, risk/emergency management, security, and other related disciplines. The Mirrored Hot Site Tour will take place on the Opening Night of the CPM Conference, Monday, May 24, 2004 and will be held at Collocation Solutions Las Vegas branch office. For more information, visit www.collocationsolutions.com or contact Jayne Rios, jrios@datasuites.com, (214) 231-0162 ext. 14.

a Weekly Publication of Disaster Resource GUIDE.

The weekly Continuity e-GUIDE will provide a concise seven-day snapshot of the business continuity and emergency management industry from around the world right down to the local level.

Based on the philosophy of “working together”, the e-GUIDE will integrate, consolidate, and communicate resources from organizations that are leaders in business continuity, risk management, crisis management, emergency response, and disaster recovery.

Watch your Inbox each Wednesday for the latest edition of the Continuity e-GUIDE. Do you have an interesting story, case study or some breaking news? Contact the Editor, Nathan Mallett at nathan.mallett@disaster-resource.com

Interested in sponsoring a weekly update or spotlighting your product or service? Contact Tommy Rainey at tommyr@disaster-resource.com

The 2004/2005 DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE (9th annual Edition) has been published and is now available. Visit the Online GUIDE to sign up for a free copy. You can sign up today. Click HERE>>