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Broadcast Warning Working Group Presents EAS Panel on Current Issues at NAB

April 7, 2014
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Broadcast Warning Working Group Presents EAS Panel on Current Issues at NAB

Led by Broadcast Warning Working Group core members Barry Mishkind, David Ostmo, Adrienne Abbott, Clay Freinwald, and Richard Rudman (pictures left to right), many recent EAS developments and issues were highlighted at the Las Vegas Convention Center today. The group presented the final EAS Plans subgroup report that was presented to CSRIC IV voting...

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FEMA Comment Period Open Until Dec. 2 on NIMS Changes

November 28, 2013
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FEMA Comment Period Open Until Dec. 2 on NIMS Changes

    Thanks to EAS Subject Expert Gary Timm, I found out that FEMA is accepting online Comments prior to their National Advisor Committee (NAC) meeting on December 3. Their NAC will be discussing the National Incident Management System (NIMS) at this meeting. Followers of this list know that some of the major unresolved...

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BWWG Files Brief Comments on FCC’s National Test Questions

November 4, 2013
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BWWG Files Brief Comments on FCC’s National Test Questions

  Today, November 4, 2013, the Broadcast Warning Working Group file timely brief Comments on what it feels are key issues regarding the many questions the FCC put out regarding the 2011 EAS National Test. It should be posted on the FCC’s Electronic Comments Filing System (ECFS) sometime on Tuesday, November 5, along with...

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The 2013 National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Forum

September 12, 2013
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The 2013 National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Forum

 I recently became a member of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA). NEMA is the professional association of and for emergency management directors from all 50 states, 8 territories, and the District of Columbia. NEMA provides national leadership and expertise in comprehensive emergency management, serves as a vital emergency management information and assistance resource,...

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April 12, 2013 – FCC Releases Long Awaited National Test Report

April 12, 2013
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April 12, 2013 – FCC Releases Long Awaited National Test Report

The Broadcast Warning Working Group (BWWG) just received a PDF copy of the National EAS Test Report entitled, “Strengthening the Emergency Alert System (EAS): Lessons Learned from the Nationwide EAS Test”. We have not yet read and digested this report, but decided that it needs to get out to the widest possible audience as fast...

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EAS: Very Much a Work in Progress

February 6, 2013
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EAS: Very Much a Work in Progress

The National Test: What Do We Know?  FEMA originated the first-ever national EAS test over one year ago on November 9, 2011.  EAS stakeholders are still waiting for action from the FCC on what the test accomplished.  Most of what we know officially about test issues has come from FEMA. According to information quoted...

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