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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

NJ Mayor: Sandy Aid Ultimatum Came From Christie

January 20, 2014 3:03 pm | by ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy says she was told an ultimatum tying storm recovery funds to her support for a real estate project came directly from  Gov. Chris Christie. A Christie spokesman calls the allegation "categorically false." 

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WY Military Department Chooses AtHoc IWS Emergency Mass Notification For Personnel Protection & Accountability

January 14, 2014 2:08 pm | News | Comments

AtHoc, Inc. announced that Wyoming Military Department has deployed the AtHoc Interactive Warning System for safety and accountability of 2,500 personnel. It plans to utilize the AtHoc system to communicate with state emergency management HQs and civilian law enforcement agencies. 

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Roundtrip Ticket Winner Announced

January 14, 2014 9:41 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Events

Continuity Insights would like to congratulate Phil Freund at Kichler Lighting for winning two free roundtrip tickets from Southwest Airlines in our December 31st drawing. Continuity Insights will be awarding 10 FREE roundtrip tickets to any of Southwest Airlines’ 96 destinations. There's still time to enter! 

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The Nation’s Integrated Public Alert & Warning System, Part 2

January 13, 2014 4:57 pm | by Salimah LaForce, Research Analyst, Georgia Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Communications Policy, Wireless RERC | Articles | Comments

The goal of the IPAWS PMO is to ensure all segments of the American population are covered by IPAWS, in addition to understanding the functions and how to properly respond to alerts and warnings from public safety officials. To date, 38 states have adopted IPAWS while others have initiated the application process.

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Chemical Spill A Blow To W.Va. Capital's Economy

January 13, 2014 10:06 am | by BRENDAN FARRINGTON & JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

On the third day without clean tap water, business owners with empty dining rooms and quiet aisles of merchandise around West Virginia's capital were left to wonder how much of an economic hit they'll take from a chemical spill.    

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Neiman Marcus Is A Victim Of Cyber Security Attack

January 13, 2014 9:40 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Luxury merchant Neiman Marcus says thieves may have stolen customers' credit card and debit card information and made unauthorized charges over the holiday season. The hacking marks the second retailer after Target Corp. to be a victim of a cyber-security attack in recent weeks.

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Kmart's Claims Against Kroger Set For Trial

January 13, 2014 9:34 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has denied a request from Kmart Corporation to file a corrected report on testimony of its engineering expert in a lawsuit over flood damage to one of its stores. U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson ruled in December that changing the testimony would force both sides to incur more expense to try the case on a new theory of liability.

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xMatters™ Certified By ServiceNow For Seamless Integration

January 10, 2014 4:46 pm | News | Comments

xMatters, Inc., a global leader in enabling business processes with communications, announced that its leading cloud-based, automated messaging and communications platform is now certified for integration with ServiceNow, the enterprise IT cloud company.

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Target: Data Breach Caught Up To 70M Customers

January 10, 2014 12:14 pm | by MICHELLE CHAPMAN, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Target says that personal information — including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses — was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in its pre-Christmas data breach. That was substantially more customers than Target had previously said were affected. 

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Regulators To Investigate Outages After Ice Storm

January 9, 2014 2:05 pm | by DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Michigan regulators on Wednesday ordered an investigation into lengthy power outages stemming from a pre-Christmas ice storm that knocked out service to 660,000 customers statewide, the vast majority served by large utilities Consumers Energy and DTE Energy.

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Fatal Case Of H5N1 Bird Flu Reported In Canada

January 9, 2014 1:36 pm | by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian health officials said Wednesday a fatal case of H5N1 bird flu has been reported in Canada, the first such case in North America. The victim was travelling from China when symptoms first appeared. Officials said the person began to feel ill on a flight to Canada from Beijing on Dec. 27.

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Seismometers To Monitor Seahawks-Saints Game

January 9, 2014 1:18 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Earthquake trackers are ready for the Seahawks' re-match with New Orleans on Saturday at CenturyLink Field — one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. Pacific Northwest Seismic Network's Bill Steele told KIRO-FM that it has installed two more seismometers for the game. 

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NJ Transit Looks To Shelter Trains

January 9, 2014 1:14 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

New Jersey Transit is looking to better protect its rail cars from storms. NJ Transit was criticized for not moving rail cars and locomotives out of a rail yard in Kearny and another one in Hoboken during Superstorm Sandy. Flooding caused more than $100 million in damage. 

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Goodyear Sues Over 'Boss-Napping' In France

January 9, 2014 1:02 pm | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Goodyear Dunlop Tires France — a subsidiary of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. of Akron, Ohio — said in a statement the lawsuit was filed Wednesday with the prosecutor in Amiens, France, because it can't accept "actions that endanger people and goods." 

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Continuity Insights Predictions For 2014

January 8, 2014 10:10 am | Articles | Comments

As we welcome 2014, it’s time to anticipate what the new year will bring to the world of business continuity and disaster recovery. In this year's predictions for 2014, we hear from some of the industry’s most influential leaders. Continuity Insights would like to wish everyone a wonderful new year. 

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