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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Activists Hack Official Syrian Websites

September 27, 2011 6:21 am | by ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two online activist groups said they hacked several official Syrian websites in the latest tactic to oppose President Bashar Assad's authoritarian regime.

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Congress Dodges Shutdown After Disaster Aid Fight

September 27, 2011 6:06 am | by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Congress has nearly worked its way out of a nasty fight over disaster aid by abruptly abandoning efforts to immediately refill almost empty federal disaster relief accounts.

Electromagnetic Pulse Protection

September 27, 2011 5:55 am | News | Comments

Hardened Structures of America offers high altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) shielding, shielded rooms and HEMP-resistant electrical generators.

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How Airlines Approach Emergency Preparedness

September 23, 2011 7:06 am | by Joe Flach, Consultant, Safe Harbor Consulting, LLC | Blogs | Comments

Emergency preparedness for airlines is a completely different animal than what most of us are used to. An airline’s emergency preparedness program is focused on one particular event: An airplane accident. Rules, regulations and guidelines issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996 stipulate exactly what is expected from airlines in their response to an accident resulting in the deaths of some or all of their passengers.

The 27th Annual American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Academy

September 23, 2011 5:45 am | News | Comments

The Academy offers an affordable day of training tailored to meet the interests of emergency and continuity managers.

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I’m No Tony Robbins, But ...

September 21, 2011 6:20 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

We are lucky that the business continuity industry has a number of prominent noble aspects: Protecting employees and helping customers affected by disaster, to name two. Being able to see the positive results of a plan or initiative provides us with motivation and helps us perform to the best of our abilities.

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10 Years On: Lessons From 9/11

September 21, 2011 6:04 am | by Joe Flach, Consultant, Safe Harbor Consulting, LLC | Articles | Comments

Everything we knew about communications, congregation points, crisis management, leadership styles, succession plans, SPOFs and mental health either changed or was reaffirmed by the events of 9/11.

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The Business of Saving Lives

September 20, 2011 10:25 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

By reducing downtime and minimizing business interruptions, World Vision U.S. keeps money flowing to communities in need.

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Scientists Charged With Manslaughter Over Earthquake Prediction

September 20, 2011 7:30 am | by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven scientists and other experts went on trial on manslaughter charges for allegedly failing to sufficiently warn residents before a devastating earthquake that killed more than 300 people in central Italy in 2009.

RI Lawmakers Review Response To Hurricane Irene

September 20, 2011 7:17 am | by ERIKA NIEDOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Major General Kevin McBride said several things could be improved, including communication between the state and its local governments.

NOAA To Issue Report On Deadly Joplin Tornado

September 20, 2011 6:58 am | by MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER,Associated Press | News | Comments

The team from the National Weather Service examined warning and forecast services before the EF-5 tornado cut through the southwest Missouri city of about 50,000 residents in an effort to identify what was done correctly and areas that could be improved.

9/11 Panel: U.S. Remains Vulnerable To 'Lone Wolf' Terrorists

September 20, 2011 6:49 am | by RICK CALLAHAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Former members of the 9/11 commission warned that the U.S. must develop better bomb detection technology, and has not adequately improved radio equipment to allow police and fire departments nationwide to better communicate.

The Great New England Hurricane Of 1938

September 20, 2011 6:23 am | News | Comments

The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most powerful, destructive storms ever to hit southern New England.

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Automate The Incident Management Process

September 20, 2011 5:32 am | News | Comments

The xMatters (IT operations) engine scans schedules to instantly identify the right person for the job, dispatches team members, relays targeted notifications to staff members and grants mobile access to systems.

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What Do You Want To Know About The BC Job Market?

September 19, 2011 7:22 pm | News | Comments

In the second Continuity Insights podcast, Cheyene Haase will answer questions about the current state of the BC job market, the compensation that BC professionals should expect and how to maintain your marketability.

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