FCC Open Meeting on Emergency Alert System

The FCC held an open meeting on its investigation into the January 13, 2018, false emergency missile alert in Hawaii. Chair Ajit Pai described the… read more

The FCC held an open meeting on its investigation into the January 13, 2018, false emergency missile alert in Hawaii. Chair Ajit Pai described the “panic and outrage” felt by many residents on the island and said it appeared Hawaii did not have adequate safeguards in place for human error and that when the false alert happened, there was no plan for immediate action. A preliminary report concluded there was miscommunication between the day and night shifts and that the state worker who issued the warning believed there was a threat. Earlier reports said the false alert was an accident. The commission later voted unanimously on a measure to offer enhancements to the wireless emergency alert system that would include adding Spanish-language texts and making sure geotracking services were updated so only the people in disaster areas received emergency alerts. close

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  • Marlene Dortch Secretary Federal Communications Commission
  • Lisa Fowlkes Bureau Chief Federal Communications Commission->Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
  • Megan Henry Attorney Adviser Federal Communications Commission->Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
  • Michael O'Rielly Commissioner Federal Communications Commission
  • Ajit Varadaraj Pai Commissioner Federal Communications Commission
  • Jessica Rosenworcel Commissioner Federal Communications Commission
  • James Wiley Legal Adviser Federal Communications Commission->Incentive Auction Task Force
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Program ID:
440449-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Meeting
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 30, 2018 | 10:27am EST | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Feb 03, 2018 | 11:10am EST | C-SPAN RADIO

Airing Details

  • Jan 30, 2018 | 10:27am EST | C-SPAN.org
  • Jan 30, 2018 | 4:10pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 30, 2018 | 4:48pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 30, 2018 | 7:31pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 31, 2018 | 1:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 31, 2018 | 6:02am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 31, 2018 | 11:38am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 31, 2018 | 10:41pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 03, 2018 | 10:05am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 03, 2018 | 11:10am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
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