It's not too late to prepare for the 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>>


The State of Public Funding
Congress has referred to Emergency Management Performance Grants as the "backbone of the nation's emergency management system." These grants need support in this time of tightening budgets and emphasis on terrorism. Click HERE>>


New TSA Plan Aims to Reduce Airline Hassles
The TSA has drafted a new plan to change how airline passengers are screened across the nation, and the new rules could even lift the ban on carrying razor blades and small knives. Click HERE>>

Businesses Need to Focus on Cybersecurity, Chertoff Says
DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff is speaking out again, this time about cybersecurity, as he warns businesses on protecting cyber-infrastructures. Will businesses listen? Click HERE>>

Are US First Responders Prepared?
First responders are our first line of defense in any terrorist attack, but are US first responders ready and able to take on that role? It depends on where you live, says one expert. Click HERE>>

SEC Seeks Public Input on Sarbanes-Oxley
The SEC is asking smaller public companies to give input on how the controversial Sarbanes-Oxley Act is affecting their businesses. Will this mean changes to SOX? Click HERE>>

Security Cameras Multiply in Manhattan
In the wake of the London bombings, the use of surveillance cameras has increased in New York, but not everyone is happy. Is it yet another case of privacy vs. security? Click HERE>>

New York Enacts Security Breach Disclosure Law
With security breaches and identity theft in the news, the N.Y. legislature has taken action, enacting a new law that will force companies to report any data breaches. Click HERE>>


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The Business Continuity & Crisis Management seminar will offer key strategies for senior management to limit risk, control damage, sustain operations and effect recovery.  Click HERE>>


Respond quickly with AMTELCO's Rapid Emergency Deployment (R.E.D.) Alert system! R.E.D. Alert automatically contacts the necessary personnel and groups, receives responses, sets up and records conference calls, and much more. Click HERE>>

SAVE THE DATE!
Nov. 12-16. The IAEM 2005 Annual Conference & EMEX will take place at the Phoenix Civic Center in Phoenix, AZ. The theme is "Emergency Management: Local, Regional and Global Successes." Click HERE>>


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Private Companies and Public Agencies to Jointly Test Emergency and Disaster Response Plans with Major General Doyle Larson (USAF Retired)
St. Paul, MN – Major General Larson will lead the Red Team in Operation Reality Check, an annual private business cooperative disaster scenario exercise, September 27-29. The exercise, administered by RSM McGladrey, was developed as a means for both the private and public organizations to test and validate their incident response and disaster recovery plans. It will challenge the operational environment and highlight the interdependence of the organizations. For details, go to: Click HERE>>

National Next of Kin Registry Announces Registration Campaign
Temecula, CA, August 17, 2005 — If for whatever reason, be it a car accident, medical mishap or some sort of disaster you were left unconscious, would the police or medical service attendant know how to reach your next of kin? Would the caretakers of your children know who to contact if you did not show up to pick up your kids? (There were 2100 unclaimed children in childcare centers all over New York a week after Sept 11.) The National Next of Kin Registry announces a national campaign to register as many people as possible in all 50 states. For more information, visit: Click HERE>>

Journal of Emergency Management
JEM is an established, respected resource for academics and practitioners involved in research, news, and policy relating to all aspects of emergency management including disaster planning and response, recovery, business continuity, infrastructure security, and mitigating loss of life and property. Solid, practical everyday information and the latest in theory and research combine to make Journal of Emergency Management a must-read for all professionals and academics in the field. For advertising and subscription information, visit the Journal's Web site at Click HERE>>

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