Friday, June 4, 2010

FCC & FEMA announce workshop on 21st century emergency alerting

The Federal Communications Commission and FEMA will hold a workshop, “21st Century Emergency Alerting: Leveraging Multiple Technologies to Bring Alerts and Warnings to the Public,” June 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The workshop will address the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, including the Next Generation Emergency Alert System and the Commercial Mobile Alert System and provide federal partners an opportunity to gather feedback on outstanding issues related to these systems.

The workshop will be open to the public, but seating is limited. Register online by June 8 at http://www.fcc.gov/pshs/event-registration.html. The workshop will also be available in a free web cast www.fcc.gov/live.