Alert set for Aug. 7 at 2:20 p.m. ET.
Suggestions include development of best practices and strengthened public education program.
First nationwide test of WEA successful, though many reported issues with reception.
Nearly a year after a false missile alert was issued across Hawaii, legislators have taken another step toward addressing the issue of erroneous emergency alerts.
Original test was scheduled for Sept.20
Companies hope to automate updates before 2019 updates
Both are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20, but participating stations must first remember an important deadline.
To ensure the nation continues to adopt the best standards and operating procedures when it comes to emergency alerting, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced the names of 31 individuals that will be serving on the IPAWS subcommittee, which is part of FEMA’s National Advisory Council.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children, the National Weather Service, and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials have joined the new AWARN Advisory Committee to provide technical and operational input to the AWARN Alliance.