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Army: Fort Hood Suspect Had Requested Leave

April 8, 2014 11:12 am | by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Army investigators on Monday released a more detailed timeline of last week's fatal shooting at Fort Hood, describing an eight-minute rampage in which the suspect fired 35 shots over an area spanning the equivalent of two city blocks.   

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Some Services Restored After Quake In Chile

April 8, 2014 10:58 am | by LUIS ANDRES HENAO & LUIS HIDALGO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chilean officials said Friday that water, fuel, electricity and other essential services were being re-established, three days after a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake. The government also issued a three-month health alert for the quake-hit regions.   

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U.S. Health Secretary: Nations Cannot Ignore Disease

April 8, 2014 10:49 am | by COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Kathleen Sebelius, who became secretary in the midst of the 2009 swine flu pandemic, praised the work of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in helping prevent disease outbreaks from turning into pandemics in two countries recently — Uganda and Vietnam. 

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Five Steps to Achieving Business Continuity for Everyone

April 8, 2014 9:59 am | by Jason Buffington, Senior Analyst; and Monya Keane, Research Analyst | White Papers

Learn 5 steps to ensure organizational awareness and acceptance for your BC/DR plans in this ESG research report.

H2O: Lessons From The Elk River Spill

April 8, 2014 9:44 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

After a chemical spill into West Virginia’s Elk River disrupted “business as usual,” Continuity Insights spoke with Larry McDonnell II,  Mike Jennings, and C.W. Sigman, who shared their first-hand accounts of the aftermath, insights into what went right (and what went wrong) along the way, and analysis of how businesses can better prepare for unexpected interruptions.

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Forrester Report: Key Processes Of The Business Technology Resiliency Life Cycle

April 8, 2014 9:36 am | by Stephanie Balaouras, Eveline Oehrlich, Forrester Research, Inc. | White Papers

Forrester describes each of the core processes of the BT resiliency life cycle and provides key recommendations for successful implementation.

On Air With Continuity Insights: Episode One

April 6, 2014 7:51 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Videos | Comments

To give you a sneak peek of the 2014 Management Conference proceedings, we sat down to chat with some of our knowledgeable presenters ahead of the conference, to find out why they chose to present on their particular topic, who should attend their session, and why they enjoy attending the Management Conference. 

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Active Shooter Situation At Fort Hood

April 2, 2014 6:44 pm | News | Comments

The Bell's County Sheriff's Office dispatched deputies and troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety to the nearby post after receiving reports of an "active shooter," sheriff's Lt. Donnie Adams said. FBI spokeswoman Michelle Lee said its agents were also headed to the scene.                                    

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Sungard Availability Services Now An Independent Company

April 1, 2014 11:00 am | by Sungard AS | News | Comments

Sungard Availability Services has announced that it is now a standalone company, following its split-off from SunGard Data Systems Inc. The new company will remain headquartered in Wayne, PA.                                                       

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U.S. Lawmakers Discuss LAX Shooting

April 1, 2014 10:45 am | by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. lawmakers pressed airport and security officials Friday about problems responding to the Los Angeles International Airport shooting last year and said the incident illuminated similar gaps that needed to be addressed at airports across the nation.    

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Target Taking A Hard Look At Security

April 1, 2014 10:25 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

A senior executive at Target Corp. told a Senate hearing Wednesday that the retailer is taking a hard look at security across its network and is strengthening its anti-virus tools in the wake of a massive data breach.     

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Pentagon To Triple Cyber Staff To Thwart Attacks

April 1, 2014 10:22 am | by LOLITA C. BALDOR & PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cybersecurity staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday.                                               

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Ebola Outbreak 'Unprecedented'

April 1, 2014 10:13 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Doctors Without Borders' Anja Wolz talks to CNN about the effort to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak in Guinea. So far, 78 people have died, mostly in Guinea. Can the outbreak be contained before it spreads?            

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7.5 Quake On CA Fault Could Be Disastrous

April 1, 2014 10:02 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.                   

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No National System To Track Landslide Hazards

April 1, 2014 9:54 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA & PHUONG LE, Associated Press | News | Comments

People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know the hillside could give way at any time.  

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