Mobile Recovery is synonymous with DR, but ever wonder what it looks like? At this year's DRJ conference, Agility is hosting the Cyber Café, showcasing our end user recovery units, fully configured with workspace, desktops and phones. Come by and check your emails - all over satellite! More info, Click HERE>>

Taking the Wind Out of the BCM Sails? The SOA gave business continuity planners high hopes for a corporate change of heart, but now the PCAOB says BCP is excluded from Section 404 compliance requirements. Brian Zawada has an important insight on the matter.
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Giuliani Talks Terror
Former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani says ignorance isn't bliss when it comes to terror attacks, and people need to be both forewarned and forearmed about the latest terror threats. Click HERE>>

Survey Discovers Differing Views on Security
A Conference Board report says that while many top officials at mid-market companies think security is an investment, some still think it's nothing but an expense to be minimized. Click HERE>>

Extensible IT Frameworks Try to Meet Compliance Mandates
As companies face the looming deadlines of Sarbanes-Oxley and other compliance regulations, business and IT join to create compliance frameworks that can met these mandates. Click HERE>>

Is America Taking Security Seriously?
A BusinessWeek article says that while firms in New York and Washington are taking terrorist threats seriously, many other cities are not. Why is security being ignored? Click HERE>>

Educated Employees Can Reduce Liability Exposure
Are you increasing your corporate liability exposure by not hiring employees with recognized information security credentials? One security expert says you are. Click HERE>>

Tennessee Official Suspended After Mock Drill
A Tennessee EM director who staged a security drill complete with guns and mock hostage-takers has been suspended until investigators finish their probe into the incident. Click HERE>>


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AOK RESCUE CHAIR - The safest and easiest way to transport a person, in an emergency, 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>>

Plan Now to Attend DRJ Fall World
September 19-22, 2004
San Diego, CA - DRJ's conferences are consistently top-rated by attendees. Register today to qualify for discounts and attendee prize drawings.
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“Share the Wealth”…Industry Organizations Update
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E Team Deployed At Sea Island G8 Summit and Reagan Memorial Services
Los Angeles, CA - August 4, 2004 - E Team, Inc., the proven, market-leading provider of collaborative software for crisis management, today announced that the E Team solution was deployed to coordinate public safety efforts and information sharing between government entities at the Group of Eight (G8) Summit on Sea Island, Georgia and President Reagan's memorial services in Washington, DC. Because of their scope and size, both events were designated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as National Special Security Events (NSSEs) and required heightened security efforts and close coordination between federal, state, and local agencies - a core capability of the E Team system.

"The Department of Health and Human Services used the E Team solution as an integral part of its overall strategy to successfully complete its mission during the recent Sea Island G8 Summit," said Brent Guffey, Technical Manager of HHS Secretary's Command Center.

Visit http://www.eteam.com/press/releases/news_G8%26Reagan.html for additional information.

Strohl Systems Releases Two New Modules for LDRPS
King of Prussia, PA - Strohl Systems, the global leader in business continuity planning software and services, has released two new modules for its industry leading business continuity planning software, LDRPS.

The new Notify Employees Module enables users to quickly and effectively contact employees automatically by phone, e-mail, and other contact methods. The new Language Modules are prepared translations of LDRPS, which allow users to build plans in LDRPS in three other languages besides English: Spanish, German, and French Canadian.

More information about the modules can be found on the Web at: http://www.strohlsystems.com/Software/LDRPS/LDRPSModule_Features.asp

Emergency Response Organizations Praise Senator Burns for Successful Defense of 9-1-1
Washington, D.C. (July 30, 2004). Three of the nation's leading public safety organizations, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, International (APCO), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), and the ComCARE Alliance, applauded the efforts of Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT) to ensure that 9-1-1 and Enhanced 9-1-1 services will be available from new generation telephone services, known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

"VoIP is a critical new technology which will help improve emergency communications. Our members around the country are grateful to Senator Burns for his leadership in standing up once again for our emergency communications system," said Sue Hoyt, FNP, CEN, Chair of the ComCARE Alliance.

For more information on APCO, visit http://www.apco911.org.
NINA's website is: http://www.nena.org.

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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.

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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>>