Are you prepared for this year's hurricane season? The new Executive Guide to Hurricane Preparedness: 2005 contains critical tips as well as best practices shared by Florida organizations that fared well during the storms of 2004. Sponsored by MessageOne. Click HERE>>

Norm Harris and Ed Devlin , esteemed industry pioneers, share 30 years of "lessons learned". Their conviction: "If you don't learn from the events of the past you're doomed to repeat them." You can learn first hand about incidents that have changed the DR/BC world. Click HERE>>



DHS Struggles with 'Extraordinary' Turnover
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is putting the final touches on his review of DHS operations. But critics are asking: Will he have the staff to implement his changes? Click HERE>>

Broken Links in Supply Chain Cause Serious Damage
It's well-known that any disruptions to a supply chain can affect a company's bottom line. A new study found that one break in the chain can also have a devastating long-term effect. Click HERE>>

Replace Passwords with Biometrics, Expert Says
Passwords aren't always the most secure way to authenticate a user's identity. Can new biometric technologies help solve the perils of passwords? One expert says yes. Click HERE>>

California to Get $10.8 Million for Natural Disaster Recovery
Fifteen states will receive $104 million for recovery from natural disasters. California will get more than $10 million - the most awarded to any state. How does your state stack up? Click HERE>>

Cybersecurity a Big Issue at America's Biggest Army Base
A new report is suggesting our Army's biggest base has a cybersecurity problem to match its size. Does the cyber-risk equal a national security risk? Click HERE>>

Pentagon Tests Emergency Preparedness
Emergency officials at the Pentagon put their response skills to the test last week while running drills - and arrived late on the scene. Why the delay in response? Click HERE>>

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Calculating Costs of Mobile Data Centers
You do a great job of insuring your customers. Now it's time to insure the data that allows you to serve them so well. As an $18-billion insurance company doing business in an era of heightened threats, your backup systems need to be ready for anything. Better still, they need to be mobile. Mobile data centers keep operations running during your industry's inevitable crises, ensuring that mission-critical data and applications are available over a wireless network when needed most. Read the full article at: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1485409,00.asp

Civil Engineering History Buff Becomes New CSCE President
Montreal, QC, Canada - June 7 - On Friday, June 3, 2005, Alistair Donald MacKenzie was ushered in as the new President of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering during the 33rd CSCE Conference in Toronto. Alistair is currently a Professor in the Architectural Science Department of Ryerson University. He began his career working on hydroelectric power projects in Scotland, before joining Wimpey International as a site engineer. Prior to being transferred to Canada in 1978 to take the position of Engineering Division Manager, Mr. MacKenzie also served as a Design Engineer, Construction Planner and Construction Manager. http://www.csce.ca is the CSCE website where you can find out more about this organization.

International Homeland Security Market Share to Surpass U.S. by 2010
In contrast to common thinking, the U.S. Homeland Security (HLS) market makes up only 52% of the global HLS market in 2005. The International market (e.g. the global market outside theU.S.) is much stronger and more vibrant than is commonly assumed. The International market is expected to outpace the American market growing from $22.5 Billion in 2005 to $104 Billion by 2015, an estimated average annual growth rate of 16.5%, compared with 12.1% for the U.S. This is due by and large to substantial growth in the European, Indian and Chinese markets. Since by 2015, the International markets will make up 58% of the total Homeland Security market, one would be wise to give serious thought to business cultivation outside the U.S. If you are interested in purchasing reports that explain such research, please go to: http://www.hsrc.biz

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