DHS S&T has been working with the FEMA IPAWS office and state and local response teams since early 2009 to develop effective alerts, warnings, and notifications programs, as well as identifying gaps in existing IPAWS alerting messaging.
Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA)
Written testimony of FEMA for a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet field hearing titled “Hawaii False Missile Alert: What Happened and What Should We Do Next?”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Continuity Programs Directorate Office of Continuity Communications Director Antwane Johnson addresses the importance of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), how the system was used during the events of January 13, 2018, and the steps FEMA is taking to improve the system.
Written testimony of FEMA for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communication hearing titled “Ensuring Effective and Reliable Alerts and Warnings”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Continuity Communications Director Antwane Johnson addresses the importance of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), how it is used to save lives across the country, and the future of the IPAWS program.