FEMA's Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS
) is an Internet-based capability that federal, state, local, tribal and territorial authorities can use to issue critical public alerts and warnings.
In addition to these oversight responsibilities, the 113th Congress is likely to consider legislation to improve IPAWS
, as several bills for this purpose were introduced in the 112th.
"IPReady does so much more than simply allow us to connect with IPAWS
for EAS CAP compliance." said Moody.
Initiated in 2004, FEMA's IPAWS
program is intended to integrate new and existing alert capabilities, including EAS, into a comprehensive "system of systems." However, national-level alert capabilities have remained unchanged and new technologies have not been adopted.
Ashruf El-Dinary, VP of Radio Technology Solutions at Xperi, said, "The integration of HD Radio's Emergency Alerts feature in the IPAWS
facility will demonstrate the capabilities of digital radio technology as an advanced emergency notification solution for the public.
In addition to reviewing channels commonly used on campuses, the webcast discusses use of the federal Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS
) on campuses, including the cell broadcast system, Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA).
), which is being built to serve as a communications backbone to
TCS' Hosted CMAS solution enables wireless operators to securely connect to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS
) Gateway and deliver geographically targeted emergency alerts to mobile subscribers facing imminent threat to life or property.
We conducted this survey to collect information on state and local alert capabilities, including the extent of compatibility standards usage; state and local participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS
) pilot projects; state and local communication and coordination with FEMA regarding the IPAWS
program; and challenges, from the state and local perspective, to developing and implementing an integrated alert and warning system.
FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning Systems (IPAWS
), booth C3330.