EAS Documents

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04-17-18
The following report provides an analysis of the 2017 Nationwide EAS Test results that both provides a gauge of EAS performance and can help EAS Participants understand how to improve their technical and operational performance. The report includes recommended next steps that the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) and EAS Participants can take to continue to improve the EAS.

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04-16-18
The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) issues this Public Notice, as required by section 11.21(e) of the Commission`s rules, to inform State Emergency Communications Committees (SECCs) how to prepare and submit summaries of the reports filed by Emergency Alert System (EAS) Participants of their current or planned actions to provide EAS alert content in languages other than English to their non-English speaking audiences, as required by section 11.21(d) of the Commission`s rules.

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01-25-18
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- NAB Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny testified this morning at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing titled "This is Not a Drill: An Examination of Emergency Alert Systems."

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12-12-17
This Public Notice provides an initial overview of the 2017 nationwide EAS test results. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) and the National Weather Service (NWS), concluded a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 2:20pm EDT on September 27, 2017. The nationwide test was designed to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS, with an emphasis on test FEMA`s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), the integrated gateway through which common alerting protocol-based (CAP-based) EAS alerts are disseminated to EAS participants. The test also provided the Commission with an opportunity to evaluate improvements implemented by EAS Participants since 2016 nationwide EAS test, and for the Commission to monitor the performance of EAS Participants in transmittting EAS messages.

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