Monthly Archives: December 2011

Early Holiday Present: FEMA Course Available Now for Online IPAWS Training

December 21, 2011
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FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute released a new online course that provides training for emergency managers and others on the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) on December 14. A primary goal for this course is to provide authorized public safety officials with increased awareness of the benefits of using IPAWS to improve public...

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Data from National Test Sparks Comment to the FCC

December 19, 2011
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On December 15 Monroe Electronics filed with the FCC that ignoring the “time of transmission” or “effective time” has “the very real potential of hindering the security and effectiveness of next generation alerting systems, including a possible impact on coordination between EAS, CAP EAS and CMAS/PLAN alert messaging.” The national live code EAN test...

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BWWG Core Member Goucher Testifies Before Congress

December 13, 2011
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BWWG Core Member Goucher Testifies Before Congress

Suzanne Goucher is the President & CEO, Maine Association of Broadcasters, the Chair of the  Maine State Emergency Communications Committee, and the Co-Chair of the Joint National Association of Broadcasters-National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations (NASBA-NAB) EAS Committee. She is also one of the seven core members of the Broadcast Warning Working Group that...

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Correcting Some EAN Misinformation Published in Radio World

December 2, 2011
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Correcting Some EAN Misinformation Published in Radio World

A recent posting on the Radio World site by a Dr. Marian Mustoe, Ph.D, talks about shortcomings of the EAS, but contains some inaccuracies and misinformation that need to be corrected for the record. I just posted the following on the RW site: I suppose I should have been flattered that a statement I...

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