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Core Systems Group Joins InterCEP’s Global Steering Committee
on International Preparedness

Branchburg, NJ (March 10, 2006) -- The International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP) at New York University has invited Core Systems Group to join its Global Steering Committee on International Preparedness.

The Committee’s initial focus will be the inaugural International Public-Private Preparedness Summit, a multinational forum April 27- 28 in Florence, Italy. This summit will bring together senior public and private sector officials to address readiness, response and recovery strategies for emergencies of both natural and man-made origin.

Core Systems Group will join other senior executives from public and private sector organizations on the Steering Committee, including: Raytheon, Citigroup, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Target, Wal-Mart, Deutsche Bank, Altria, Caterpillar, The National Center for Crisis and Continuity Coordination, International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), Credit Suisse, Microsoft Corporation, Biegel Group, Business Executives for National Security (BENS), The Department of Energy Hazardous Materials, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Kirkpatrich and Lockhart, Nicholson, Graham, LLP, Association of Contingency Planners, Herrick Feinstein, Sloan Foundation, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), MITRE, BNP Paribas, Starbucks, and IBM.

InterCEP is the world’s first major academic center dedicated to private sector crisis management and business continuity. Businesses and other private sector organizations set the initial mission of the Center and remain engaged on an ongoing basis in its evolution. The Center was founded with funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through NYU’s Center for Catastrophe Preparedness & Response. InterCEP has actively worked to support the preparedness efforts in cooperation with the DHS Private Sector Office whenever possible. It also receives substantial funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for its work in advancing the business case for preparedness.

According to InterCEP:
Post September 11th, businesses and other private sector organizations have increasingly acknowledged the need for organization-wide emergency management and business continuity programs. In the United States alone, this need has been validated well beyond the terrorist threat by recent events including devastating hurricanes in America’s southwest, the blackout of the Northeast, tornadoes throughout the Midwest and wildfires in the Southwest. Corporate preparedness can mitigate the impact of emergencies on both people and property. Ultimately, preparedness or the lack of it, can determine the ongoing viability of a firm.

For more information on InterCEP and the global summit, visit InterCEP. For more information on security and business continuity, contact Andrew Tait, CFO, Core Systems Group, at Andrew.Tait@CoreSystemsGroup.com or 908-864-5243.





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