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Prepare for Disaster Recovery

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Prepare for Disaster Recovery

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that more than 1,150 national, regional, state, and local organizations have joined the department to take part in National Preparedness Month, a nationwide effort held each September to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and schools. “This fall, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Preparedness Month Coalition are urging Americans to take a few basic steps to ensure that their families are prepared before emergencies...

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Can Diversity Training Help?

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Are we a better company because we value diversity? Do we make better products? Do we provide better services? Is it a more joyous, fulfilling place for the employees who work here? These may be politically incorrect questions, but they are nonetheless valid ones. Diversity training has, in many sectors of the business community, become a dirty phrase. In many cases, it has become synonymous with quotas, Affirmative Action, “lowered standards.” Its value as a business tool has come under fire, and the benefits derived from various...

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Government Official Used Homeland Security Data to Stalk Ex-girlfriend

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Benjamin Robinson, a 40-year old government agent from Oakland, CA within the Department of Commerce, has been charged with illegally accessing a Homeland Security Database in order to stalk his ex-girlfriend and her family. His indictment by a federal grand jury in San Jose this week was in connection with allegations that he accessed the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS) over 163 times to track the woman’s movements. Robinson is being charged with making false claims to a government agency and unlawfully accessing data from...

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