The Making of a Robust, Next Generation Emergency Information Highway

The Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will host a Summit on the nation’s Emergency Alert System (EAS): , on Monday, May 19, 2008, 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., in the Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305).

In line with the Commission’s 2007 Second Report and Order on EAS that was released last July, the Summit discussions will focus on the current state of the nation’s EAS and what is needed to transition to a more robust, Next Generation alert and warning system to help ensure that all citizens receive accurate and timely information during emergencies. The Commission will release additional information and an agenda in the near future.

The Summit will be open to the public; admittance however will be limited to the seating available. Those individuals who are interested in attending the summit may pre-register on-line at: . Those who pre-registered will be asked to provide their name, title, organization affiliation, and contact information. Individuals may also contact Sue Gilgenbach at 202-418-0639 regarding pre-registration. The deadline for pre-registration is Thursday, May 15, 2008. Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC's web page at . The FCC’s web cast is free to the public and does not require pre-registration.