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Multilingual Emergency Alerts: More Than Just Alerting

August 16, 2010 - 11:41 AM by Lisa Fowlkes
It is indisputable that broadcast radio and television plays a critical role during times of disaster.  One need only look at the role broadcast played in delivering critical emergency news and information during the snowstorms of 2010 that blanketed the Northeast, recent tornadoes, floods
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The Disaster Information Reporting System and the Status of Communications Systems in Disasters

August 11, 2010 - 03:47 PM by John Healy
Unfortunately disasters happen.  Government agencies including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Communications System (NCS) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House need to know the status of communications systems and services during
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Cybersecurity Certification Blog Post

August 6, 2010 - 02:32 PM by Jeffery Goldthorp
Being a Chief Security Officer is not easy.  Viewed by many in the business world as gloomy purveyors of doom and spoilers of fun and profit, CSOs are responsible for making sure that an enterprise’s information systems are secure and reliable. Under the best of circumstances, they
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21st Century Emergency Alerting Workshop on June 10th

June 7, 2010 - 01:09 PM by Lisa Fowlkes
Don’t Forget – On Thursday, June 10, 2010, the FCC and FEMA will co-host a workshop on 21st Century Emergency Alerting:  Leveraging Multiple Technologies to Bring Alerts and Warnings to the Public. The workshop will be held in the Commission Meeting Room of the FCC, 445 12th Street,
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Our Sleeves Are Rolled Up: We Are Ready to Do Whatever It Takes

May 28, 2010 - 02:15 PM by Jamie Barnett
Building and maintaining partnerships with federal, state, tribal and local officials, first responders and the communications industry, through a variety of means, is instrumental to ensuring that the Nation has a coordinated and seamless disaster response at all levels of our society. 
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21st Century Emergency Alerting: Leveraging Multiple Technologies to Bring Alerts and Warnings to the Public

May 26, 2010 - 11:51 AM by Lisa Fowlkes
When potential threats to life and property are imminent or disasters strike without warning as did the tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas that claimed innocent lives recently, we all know how critical it is for all of us to receive timely alerts and warnings, access to the latest information
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Public Safety Outreach in the Carolinas

May 25, 2010 - 02:00 PM by Todd Mitchell
By Louis Sigalos, Robert Kenny, Todd Mitchell, Paul Coburn, and Doug Miller, Public Safety Outreach Team. T. Brian Hood, Lexington County, South Carolina EMS Coordinator visits Lexington Medical Center on May 12, 2010 with FCC Outreach Team.
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Louisiana, Mississippi, And Alabama Bring First Responders Closer Together As U.S. Takes Action To Contain Gulf Oil Spill And Protect The Shoreline

May 7, 2010 - 05:15 PM by Jamie Barnett
As the crew of the MV Joe Griffin is in the Gulf of Mexico working to lower a 100-ton concrete and steel containment dome over the oil well that erupted on April 20, federal, state and local officials continue to take actions to help minimize further damage to the Gulf Coast's shorelines.In any
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FCC's Own Service America Medal Finalists

May 7, 2010 - 02:58 PM by Jamie Barnett
As Tim described it,  is a system of receivers, spectrum analyzers, antennas, computers, and databases that enables the Commission’s staff to determine which radio-based systems in an area are operational and which are not.  This is a powerful tool for the Commission and the federal
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