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BCP Program Health Check. Is it time for yours? What business forces dictate the needs of your BCP program? How do you define those forces and their impacts? Howard Mannella, Eagle Rock, says there are 9 areas to investigate and 42 questions to ask. For more, Click HERE>>

LexisNexis Reports Customer ID Theft
Another company has gone public reporting a security breach. This time, LexisNexis has announced that personal information for 32,000 people may have been compromised. Click HERE>>

Program Helps Secure Texas Schools
A new program in Texas is teaching schools a thing or two about emergency preparedness. Should your child's school follow suit? Click HERE>>

Making the Business Case for Security
Tired of trying to convince the CEO that security is a necessary part of doing business? Maybe it's time to start making the business case for security, says one expert. Click HERE>>

DHS Privacy Head Wary of National IDs
A national identification card for Americans? No way, says the DHS's chief privacy officer. Why is she against a national ID? Click HERE>> to find out.

Pilots Give Government an "F" for Airline Security
A new report on aviation security in the country is taking the government to task for failing in at least five major areas of airport security. Does this mean our skies are still not safe? Click HERE>>

National Security Exercises Test Lawmakers
Members of the House Homeland Security Committee went back to school last week, taking part in exercises to help them prepare for terrorist attacks. Click HERE>>

Three Conference Board Events for BC, DR and Crisis Mgmt The BC, Security & Crisis Management Seminars will offer key strategies for senior mgmt to limit risk, control damage, sustain operations and effect recovery. Click HERE>>

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DSPN Announces New Exercise Presentation Service
Disaster Survival Planning Network (DSPN) has announced a new exercise presentation service called Act 1. Designed as a cost-effective method for strengthening business continuity programs, this service delivers a half-day exercise presentation at the client's site, based on the client's plan, and tailored for a particular response team. Judy Bell, DSPN's CEO, describes the new service in this manner: "Practitioners often tell us about their exercise experiences in our public workshops. Left to their own devices, many organizations produce mixed outcomes after hours of in-house development time. This new service delivers the consistent performance of a professional team using proven methodology, and we can get the job done in a fraction of the time when compared to exercises that use only internal resources. For teams that have new plans or plans that have not been tested recently, Act 1 is a great way to develop your internal response capabilities." To learn more, Click HERE>>

Lakeview And Stratum Global Join Forces To Keep RFID Apps and Info Available 24/7
Oakbrook Terrace, IL - March 14, 2005 - Lakeview Technology, provider of infrastructure software for the information enterprise, today announced a partnership with Stratum Global, a software solutions company and systems integrator that develops and markets Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions for various platforms and applications. The relationship brings together proven, information availability solutions and leading-edge RFID technologies to provide real-time, on demand access to critical applications and information. "RFID information is on demand 24/7, which means there is absolutely no time for a business to experience system downtime or data sharing incompatibilities," said Bill Hood, Chief Operating Officer for Stratum Global. "Lakeview's ability to provide information availability across multiple operating systems and real-time technology nicely complements our commitment to providing a total RFID solution for our users. Our partnership will enhance our users' ability to manage costs, streamline processes and protect the return on their investment in RFID," Hood said. For more information,

Homeland Defense Training Workshop®: The Grants Workshop
Arlington, VA - April 26 - The Grants Workshop will provide you with important information about federal agency plans for over $3 billion in grants to first responders for training, communications and outfitting. Attendees will learn where the funding is located, how to obtain, win grants and how to survive the audit process. Speakers will also address such subjects as writing grants, how grants are evaluated, key actions to undertake while preparing for release of the grant notice, how to prepare for the audit and compliance checks, and resources for tracking new grant releases. For details, please visit:

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