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Emergency Alert System test on Wednesday: FEMA and FCC tell Americans 'don't panic'

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski wrote: 'The various disasters our country has faced this year underscore the need for effective and well-tested emergency alert and ... read more

Week ahead: Emergency alert system under scrutiny after Hawaii mishap

Officials said the incident was a result of human error during a shift change. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai laid the blame with Hawaii's system. "We have been in close contact with federal and state official... read more

The Frightening Lessons From Hawaii’s False Missile Alert

Staffers watch for disaster alerts in the command center of the Hawaii Emergency ... s alert system have been suspended until procedures can be put in place to prevent future mishaps. The FCC has also ... read more

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Hawaii's false missile alert: FCC chief warns about 'Boy Who Cried Wolf' effect

Pai said the FCC is working with FEMA, elected officials and Hawaii Emergency Management Agency ... “I would hate for anybody not to abide by alert warnings coming from government systems,” Nielsen to... read more


After false Hawaii missile notice, FCC launches investigation

But actually, it was something of a drill, in that the Hawaii Emergency ... alert. Moving forward, we will focus on what steps need to be taken to prevent a similar incident from happening again. Fede... read more

Hawaii missile alert: How one employee 'pushed the wrong button' and caused a wave of panic

"Federal, state, and local officials throughout the country ... warning systems to send out the missile alert — but not to send out a subsequent false alarm alert, he said. Though the Hawaii Emergency ... read more

Senate panel to probe Hawaii alerts as FCC investigates

In a speech Thursday in Washington, FCC Chairman ... To prevent a repeat of the incident, Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency has said it will require two employees to activate the alert system - one ... read more

FCC: State 'did not have reasonable safeguards' to prevent false alarm

The @FCC is launching a full investigation into the false emergency alert that was sent to residents of Hawaii ... be taken to prevent a similar incident from happening again," said Pai. "Federal, sta... read more

Hawaii worker who sent false missile-attack alert is fired; emergency management leader resigns

The FCC said the incident ... up phone alert for another 38 minutes, causing mass panic among people who weren’t able to check social media. The FCC said Hawaii Emergency Agency has taken steps to upd... read more

Hawaii employee who sent alert thought real missile was incoming; state emergency manager resigns

State and federal inquiries into the Jan. 13 incident — in which the Hawaii Emergency ... in place to prevent a single person from mistakenly sending a missile alert to the State of Hawaii,” James Wil... read more

After False Nuclear Alarm, Hawaii Reassigns Employee and Tightens Protocols

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission issued a stinging rebuke Sunday to Hawaii's emergency ... it would take another 25 minutes for a correction text alert to go out at 8:45 a.m. Pai ... read more

Hawaii missile alert sender who believed an attack was imminent has been fired

And it took even longer to issue a correction through the emergency alert system ... Hawaii Emergency Management Agency gave the commission information from a written statement by the worker made shor... read more



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