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DHS/FEMA/PIA-046 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System – Open Platform for Emergency Networks (IPAWS-OPEN)

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) operates and directs the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System – Open Platform for Emergency Networks (IPAWS-OPEN). This system provides integrated services and capabilities to federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial agencies (Alerting Authorities) that enable them to alert and warn their respective communities via multiple communication methods. IPAWS-OPEN ensures the delivery of real-time data and situational awareness to the public, public emergency responders in the field, at operation centers, and across all levels of response management. FEMA is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because IPAWS-OPEN collects, stores, transmits, and disseminates several types of alerts and warnings, including America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) alerts that contain personally identifiable information (PII).

July 2017

Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/ALL-004 General Information Technology Access Account Records System (GITAARS)
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Last Published Date: May 10, 2019
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