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National Emergency Management Summit World events have heightened both our risk and our awareness of natural disasters, epidemics and terrorism in the U. S. Hear the best experts in the field assess our readiness and highlight proven plans, strategies and solutions. Click HERE>>

Ensuring Organizational Resilience and Human Continuity Through Crisis Communications Information - the life-blood during a crisis. Whether it's family, government agency, or place of employment, most could improve their plans for communicating during a crisis. Click HERE>>
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A CALL FOR ARTICLES for the 2009/10 Disaster Resource GUIDE, annual issue. We're seeking for articles on business continuity, disaster recovery and emergency/ crisis management. Contact us by February 14th with article proposals. Click HERE>>.

FEMA Director Quietly Steps Aside
With little fanfare, the man who rebuilt the injured Federal Emergency Management Agency after Katrina has stepped down from his post. Who's in charge now at FEMA? Click HERE>>

Not Only the President Faces a BlackBerry Challenge
President Obama recently won the battle to keep his BlackBerry, but was it the right decision? One expert says it wasn't - and it might not be right for you, either. Click HERE>>

FEMA's New Disaster Housing Strategy
For the first time, FEMA has released a single document that summarizes the agency's strategy to house people after natural or man-made disasters. Click HERE>> Loses User Data Again
Popular online job site suffered a security breach of its user database late last week. What steps is the site taking to ensure users are protected? Click HERE>>

UN Exec Picked for No. 2 at Homeland Security
Incoming DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano will be joined by a top UN official as deputy secretary - and it means for the first time, two women will head the department Click HERE>>

Build Good Relationships with Private Security Before Disaster Strikes
The time to fix a leaky roof isn't the day of a storm, and the time to build a good relationship with a private security firm isn't after a disaster, according to one expert. Click HERE>>

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PBX Parachute is a disaster recovery/business continuity communications solution that can include automatic failover for your primary phone system, ACD queues, follow-me calling, audio conference bridge, and employee emergency hotline. Click HERE>>.

All Emergency Kits 15% Off Through January Every car needs an emergency kit - do you have one? Kits contain long shelf-life food & water, items for medical needs, sanitation, warmth, lighting and more. Sale extended through January 31. Order Here.

National Disaster Reconstruction Conference & Expo June 17 - 18, 2009. New Orleans, LA. The first event working to consolidate the industries which comprise the entire Disaster Preparation, Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding cycle! Click HERE>>

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2009 National Severe Weather Workshop
Norman, OK - March 5-7 - Emergency managers, weather enthusiasts, teachers, students, meteorologists, broadcasters, and vendors in weather data and information will gather, present, and discuss important inter-related topics over a 3-day period in early March. In addition, enterprising companies will have tables and information kiosks set up. More information about the workshop and vendor registration forms available online when you Click Here>>

Amcom Software Adds VIXXI Solutions Capabilities to Emergency Management Suite
Minneapolis, MN - Amcom Software has selected VIXXI Solutions, Inc., a nationwide E911 service provider, as its partner to provide customers with E911 capabilities for their next-generation voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) networks. The addition of VIXXI's technology will provide reliable, secure, E911 routing to help Amcom customers provide advanced services and drive lower operating costs for their operations throughout the U.S. Click Here>>

The International BC Awards 2009 - Deadline for Entries 20th February
The 11th annual business continuity awards recognise the high standards inherent in the work carried out by industry professionals, and are designed to serve as a benchmark against which to measure success. As the demands on businesses of all size and description change, so must the provision of services in business continuity. For more information on entering, Click Here>>

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