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DRI International and Certified Professionals Granted Academic Honor

New York, NY. (May 13, 2013) DRI International is pleased and proud to announce that it has been recognized for excellence in education by the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society (OSSNHS) and that DRI Master Business Continuity Professionals (MBCPs) will receive special acknowledgement of their accomplishments.

The OSSNHS is the only academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to the security learning community. The OSSNHS recognizes those industry associations with certification programs that are dedicated to achieving academic and professional excellence. That is exactly what DRI International strives to do. DRI is recently ANSI certified, promoting high standards of academics as well as professionalism within the industry.

Stemming from a recent program review of DRI International, OSSNHS found that DRI courses are of the highest academic quality in the business continuity industry. As a result, OSSNHS has granted DRI International it’s very own chapter within the National Honor Society. Only once before in its history has OSSNHS granted this status to a non-academic institution.

“As a review team, made up of professional educators from some of the leading academic institutions in the country, we believe the DRI International’s professional certification learning systems are equivalent to many academic models found in traditional higher education platforms”, says Jeffery P. Grossman, JD, Assistant Professor of Homeland Security and Corporate Security Studies, St. John’s University and managing director of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society. “In particular, we were impressed with the content, scope, and rigor of each program. The DRI International certification system is truly a benchmark process within the business continuity planning and disaster recovery industry”.

President and CEO for DRI International, Al Berman says, “We are very pleased to have received this award from the OSSNHS. It is an honor to be recognized as one of the leaders in education and academics in the business continuity world. The induction of our MBCP members during DRI2013 in Philadelphia will be an inspiring event.”

All DRI International MBCP’s will be inducted into the DRI International Chapter of the Order of the Sword & Shield. The induction ceremony will take place at DRI International’s second annual conference, DRI2013, in Philadelphia, PA.

About DRI International
DRI International is a non-profit organization and a global BCM education and certification body. As such, it sets the standard for professionalism in business continuity planning and has provided the profession's premier certification and education programs since 1988. DRI International offers education in BCM at major industry events and through the corporate training program. The organization's international affiliates ensure that BCM best practice is taught and available throughout the world.
As an ANSI (American National Standards Institute) certified standards development organization (SDO) as well as other International Standards Committees, DRI International has an obligation to participate in discussions and the formulation of new standards.

About The Order of the Sword & Shield Honor Society
The Order of the Sword and Shield is the first academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, and all protective security disciplines. The mission of OSS shall be to promote critical thinking, high scholarship and professional development; to further enhance the ethical standards of the protective security professions; and to cultivate a high order of personal living. The Honor Society was established in 2010 on the campuses of St. John's University in New York and has been adopted at colleges and universities across the country.