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DRI International and Bowhead to Provide Risk Management Training and Certification

Partnership Combines Risk Management Training Experts With the Authority on Business Continuity Management

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/09/14 -- Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International and Bowhead Systems Management, LLC (BSM, commonly known as Bowhead) have teamed up to provide a risk management course and professional certification for business continuity professionals.

Bowhead, well known for its Risk Management Services and Training, has partnered with DRI, the world leader in business continuity certification and training, to provide a course and credential to support business continuity professionals with a particular interest in, or responsibility for, risk management.

"It was a natural fit to combine Bowhead's risk management expertise with our business continuity experience and acumen," says DRI International President Al Berman. "As these disciplines converge within organizations, it is important for practitioners to expand their skill sets accordingly. So, this course and the certifications are exciting and necessary."

"Bowhead has been providing risk management services and training with existing and new customers supporting business continuity services," says Gerrie L'Heureux, President and CEO of UIC Technical Services (the parent company of Bowhead) "DRI has been active in risk management education, as the discipline is already part of DRI's Professional Practices, the most widely-used business continuity standard in the world. Bringing our combined experience and expertise to bear is a real step forward."

The first course is planned for late August in Washington, D.C.

About DRI International
DRI International was founded in 1988 as a non-profit organization with a mission to make the world prepared. The global education and certification body in business continuity, DRI sets the standard for professionalism. There are 11,000+ active certified professionals worldwide. DRI credentials ensure employers that candidates understand the tenets of business continuity. It is the only certification that requires maintaining a current degree of knowledge through continuing education. DRI International organizes major industry events worldwide, and offers training programs and partnerships with colleges and universities.

DRI certifies individual professionals from 100+ countries and conducts training in some 50 nations, in multiple languages. An ANSI-accredited SDO, DRI advises numerous governments and organizations in creating national and international standards and works with private sector leaders and associations to promote readiness. After more than 25 years of service, DRI International remains the oldest, the largest, and the most broad-based organization of its kind. Visit DRI online at

About Bowhead
Bowhead Systems Management, LLC, part of the Bowhead family of companies, provides defense, government and private sector customers with expertise in areas such as program management, business strategy, design and planning, and technology development. Bowhead's Risk Management team, part of the Mission Assurance services office is headquartered in Dumfries, VA. The Bowhead family of companies and are subsidiaries of UIC Technical Services (UICTS) based in Alexandria, VA. UICTS is an Alaska Native Corporation and a subsidiary of the Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation of Barrow, AK.

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(DRI International)
(610) 933-8746
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