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Rescuing Your Vital Records by having a game plan for recovery, knowing who to call for help, and taking some key steps before help arrives, recovery personnel stand a good chance of saving the records vital to the organization after a disaster. Tracey McDonough explains. Click HERE>>

DHS and D.C. Fight Over Protocol
The DHS and D.C.'s Emergency Management Agency argue whether or not the DHS notified the agency in a recent crisis. Are officials working against each other in our capital? Click HERE>>

Hacking Dangers on the Rise in 2005
The first half of 2005 has seen a substantial increase in both the number and the complexity of hacking attacks. Are you properly protected against hackers? Click HERE>>

FEMA Gave $31 Million in Aid to the Unqualified
Did FEMA really hand out $31 million to Floridians who weren't struck by Hurricane Frances? A new federal audit has found just that. Is our critical aid system vulnerable to fraud? Click HERE>>

GAO Slams Agencies for Not Securing Wireless Networks
The GAO has slapped the wrists of at least six federal agencies after it found security leaks in their wireless networks. Did the leaks compromise national security? Click HERE>>

Homeland Security Chief Takes Global View
People and goods should be able to move quickly, safely and easily around the world, the DHS Chief says. Is this the first step in a worldwide effort to ensure security? Click HERE>>

Computer Saboteurs Often Angry At Boss
Most inside computer sabotage - the kind that puts national security or the economy at risk - is done by employees who want revenge against their bosses, a new study has found. Click HERE>>

Protect your critical applications during any crisis by taking the risk out of your replication and failover process. Learn best practices to avoid the top 5 flaws of replication systems. Download this MessageOne sponsored white paper. Click HERE>>

It's Time to Think Mitigation An earthquake can cripple the unprotected office in seconds. Estimated damage to computers during the Loma Prieta earthquake was $100 million. Equipment fasteners can make a difference. Click HERE>>

DRJ's Fall World 2005 (Sept. 18-21) promises to be the best industry conference ever. Expert speakers will discuss cutting-edge topics. Advanced planners will find sessions to meet their unique needs. Find it all at Fall World 2005. Click HERE>>

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HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response
The Continuity e-GUIDE editor runs across many interesting angles on disaster preparedness and recovery, and this organization certainly has something different to propose. What do you think about a cuddly pet helping people recover from a traumatic disaster? Here is the link for more information:

Citizen Corps.
Following the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001, state and local government officials have increased opportunities for citizens to become an integral part of protecting the homeland and supporting the local first responders. Officials agree that the formula for ensuring a more secure and safer homeland consists of preparedness, training, and citizen involvement in supporting first responders. In January 2002, President George W. Bush launched USA Freedom Corps, to capture the spirit of service that has emerged throughout our communities following the terrorist attacks. Citizen Corps, a vital component of USA Freedom Corps, was created to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. To find out more, go to:

Disaster Kleenup International Hires National Sales Director
Bensenville, IL - May 23 - Disaster Kleenup International, Inc., independent property damage restoration contractors, announced today that it has hired Joseph Caroccio, an accomplished industry veteran, as its new National Sales Director to spearhead sales efforts nationally. Caroccio comes from Crawford Contractor Connection where he was most recently the Northeast District Manager responsible for 160 contractor relationships and 15 insurance carrier relationships. Prior to Crawford, Caroccio was with the PRISM network and had similar responsibilities developing claims programs with the insurance industry. In his new role, Caroccio will be responsible for developing DKI's loss management business on a national level as well as managing the related sales staff. You may preview DKI's services at:

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