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Isaac Nearly A Hurricane, Flood Threat In Four States

August 28, 2012 9:55 am | by CAIN BURDEAU & KEVIN McGill, Associated Press | News | Comments

Isaac was on the verge of ballooning into a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans, where residents hunkered down behind levies fortified after Katrina struck seven years ago this week.

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Earthquakes Put California Areas On Edge

August 28, 2012 9:52 am | News | Comments

A swarm of earthquakes shook Imperial County on Sunday and were felt in surrounding counties. Most were minor, but two registered at magnitude-5.5 and magnitude-5.3. Scientists say the aftershocks and jolts could last for days.

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Police Commissioner Defends Force In NYC Showdown

August 28, 2012 9:44 am | by JENNIFER PELTZ & TOM HAYS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dramatic security video of the Friday morning confrontation shows Johnson pointing the weapon at the officers, other pedestrians scattering and the two officers firing — one from very close range, the other while retreating. The police volley instantly killed Johnson, who never returned fire. Stray bullets, ricochets and fragments caused nonlife-threatening gunshot and graze wounds to nine civilians.

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IBM Unveils zEnterprise EC12 Mainframe Server

August 28, 2012 9:39 am | News | Comments

The new zEC12 offers industry-leading security and robust support for operational analytics that can help clients efficiently sift through large volumes of raw data and transform it to gain knowledge that can be used for competitive advantage.

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Crisis Team Leadership Development

August 28, 2012 9:20 am | News | Comments

 Crisis Team Leadership Development is a three-day course that teaches public and private sector leaders how to work in a team and make clear decisions under extreme conditions, and how to manage problems that develop when managing crisis events. 

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US General: We Hacked The Enemy In Afghanistan

August 27, 2012 9:15 pm | by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. military has been launching cyberattacks against its opponents in Afghanistan, a senior officer says, making an unusually explicit acknowledgment of the oft-hidden world of electronic warfare. Marine Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills' comments came last week at a conference in Baltimore during which he explained how U.S. commanders considered cyber weapons an important part of their arsenal.

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Gov: Irene Made Vt. A Leader In Disaster Response

August 27, 2012 9:10 pm | by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Vermont has become a national leader in how to respond to natural disasters, Gov. Peter Shumlin says, and there's little he'd change about the state's handling of flooding after Hurricane Irene. Shumlin made the comments during an interview in his office ahead of the anniversary of Hurricane Irene hitting Vermont as a tropical storm.

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Disgruntled Worker Opens Fire Outside Empire State Building

August 24, 2012 11:08 am | by COLLEEN LONG & TOM HAYS, Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Two law enforcement officials in New York City say a recently fired store worker shot a former colleague to death and then randomly opened fire on others near the Empire State Building. The officials say eight other people were struck by bullets but those injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

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East Coast Earthquake Created A 'New Normal'

August 24, 2012 10:13 am | by BEN NUCKOLS & STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Earthquake drills are now as ubiquitous as fire drills at Louisa County schools in central Virginia, where 4,600 students were attending classes when the 5.8-magnitude quake struck nearby on Aug. 23, 2011. Miraculously, no one was seriously hurt.

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Internet Expert Criticizes Indian Cyber Blockades

August 24, 2012 10:07 am | by MUNEEZA NAQVI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Indian government's attempts to block social media accounts and websites that it blames for spreading panic have been inept and possibly illegal, a top Internet expert said Friday. Earlier this month, thousands of people from the country's remote northeast began fleeing cities in southern and western India, as rumors swirled that they would be attacked in retaliation for ethnic violence against Muslims in their home state.

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Isaac Headed For Gulf, May Reach Hurricane Strength On Monday

August 24, 2012 9:54 am | News | Comments

The latest five-day forecast showed the storm's path shifting to the west, possibly making landfall near the Alabama-Mississippi border. The storm dumped heavy rain Thursday across eastern and southern Puerto Rico and whipped up waves as high as 10 feet (3 meters) in the Caribbean as it churned across the region.

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Text Messages, Drills Central To 'Be Safe America' Initiative

August 24, 2012 9:35 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Continuity Insights speaks with Len Pagano, President & CEO of Safe America Foundation, about the advantages of using text messages during a disaster, the lack of awareness surrounding preparedness and how business continuity professionals can use their exercising skills to promote community resilience.

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Dell Continues To Expand Cloud Services

August 24, 2012 9:00 am | News | Comments

Dell is unveiling new and expanded cloud services to enable customers to select solutions that will help drive business results, whether they need strict security and compliance, large or small workload capabilities, real-time storage and retrieval, or quick and easy online access for configuring their cloud services.

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Year After Irene, New Yorkers Ponder Sea Barriers

August 24, 2012 8:44 am | by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two years before Hurricane Irene created the prospect of a flooding nightmare in New York City, 100 scientists and engineers met to sketch out a bold defense: massive, moveable barriers to shield the city from a storm-stirred sea.

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ExaGrid Disk-Based Backup Selected By Companies With Petabytes Of Data To Protect

August 23, 2012 5:06 pm | News | Comments

Companies with large data volumes and high data growth are choosing ExaGrid’s disk backup with deduplication to meet their backup and recovery needs in large part because of ExaGrid’s GRID architecture, which provides easy scalability by adding full servers in a grid as data expands.

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