Top 5 Reasons Replication Systems Fail During a real crisis, the failover process for your critical applications may not work, leaving your IT environment in the dark. Learn why and how to protect your company by viewing this MessageOne sponsored Webcast. Click HERE>>

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Local Governments Must Act Now to Get Federal Funding
State and local governments who want to get their hands on emergency response funds need to act quickly, as Congress has waived rules delaying federal funds until October 1, 2005. Click HERE>>

Devastating Internet Attack is Likely, Survey Says
As the Internet becomes integrated into our business and critical infrastructure, two thirds of security experts believe we'll face at least one massive attack in the next ten years. Click HERE>>

Ohio School Nurses Need Training in Bio-terrorism, Study Finds
A survey in one Ohio district found nurses needed more bioterror training to prepare for potential attacks. Do nurses all over the country lack the right preparedness training? Click HERE>>

IRS Underestimates IT Security Weaknesses, Report Says
The process the IRS uses to track weaknesses in its IT security system is "flawed and ineffective," according to a new report that challenges IRS security. Is the IRS's IT vulnerable? Click HERE>>

Government Ends Homeland Security Grant Programs
The government has ended grant programs for two homeland security organizations that distribute information to two industry sectors about potential threats. Click HERE>> for more.

Government Shells Out Clams to Study Clams
Can the humble clam really save us in the event of a bioterror attack? A group of researchers, funded by a Homeland Security grant, are trying to prove just that. Click HERE>> for more.

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USG Inc., A Small Privately Held Minnesota Company, Just Moved Into the Big League
Minneapolis, MN - Ways and Means committee member Congressman James Ramstad has recommended USG - a provider of Business Continuity Planning and Training - to Secretary Ridge at Homeland Security. Congress is just one of the groups discovering the level of competency and compliance that USG provides its clients. USG holds a remarkable 100% client satisfaction rating. This becomes obvious as major corporations continue to re-engage USG because of USG's successful process of delivering a complete business continuity planning and training package including a Structured Walk-through Disaster Simulation Training Exercise to all recovery team members. To read more, Click HERE>> http://www.usg-inc.com/pressreleases.htm

APCO Wins ASAE 2005 Associations Advance America Award Of Excellence
Washington, DC - The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials, International, has won the Award of Excellence in the 2005 Associations Advance America Awards program, a national competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Washington, DC. APCO received the award for its Public Safety Foundation of America (PSFA). This program is now in the running to receive a Summit Award, ASAE's top recognition for association programs, to be presented in ceremonies at ASAE's 6th Annual Summit Awards Dinner Sept. 27, in Washington, DC. The PSFA was established by APCO for the purpose of advancing the deployment of enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) services. Its objective is to provide critical funding and technical support to public safety answering points (PSAPs) and local emergency response officials to enable the implementation of wireless E9-1-1. For more on this and other APCO news, visit: http://www.apcointl.org/news/2005/20050111APCOWinsASAE2005.htm


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