Emergency Communications

The Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Huricane Katrina and other man-made and natural disasters often reveal flaws in emergency communications systems. Here we attempt to chart the effects of disasters on our telecommunications and media communications systems -- and efforts by policymakers to stregthen these systems.

A Time to Give Thanks

Rounding out our December meeting will be two matters that were previewed yesterday.

Remarks of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel at Eye of the Storm: Broadcasters' Role in Emergencies

It is time for the Federal Communications Commission to commit to hearings and a report making clear what worked, what didn’t and what steps we can take to improve our communications vulnerabilities in the wake of Hurricanes Maria, Harvey, and Irm

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Eye Of The Storm: Broadcasters' Role In Emergencies At The National Association Of Broadcasters

In recent weeks, we’ve seen broadcasters play a critical role in helping keep the American people safe.

When Disaster Strikes: The Critical Role Of 911 During Major Disasters

Emergency communications systems of all kinds shouldn’t be designed so that a single point of failure leads to a catastrophic result. Nothing and no one is perfect.

Date/Location Details: 

National Association of Broadcasters

Date: 
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:00 to 12:15

Agenda

 

9 - 9:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

9:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Address by the Hon. Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Panel Discussions



False Missile Warning in Hawaii Adds to Scrutiny of Emergency Alert System

A false alert sent to cellphones across Hawaii on Saturday warning of an incoming ballistic missile is calling attention to an emergency notification system that government officials at all levels say needs major improvements. The Federal Communic

Hawaii Panics After Alert About Incoming Missile Is Sent in Error

An early-morning emergency alert mistakenly warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack was dispatched to cellphones across Hawaii, setting off widespread panic in a state that was already on edge because of escalating tensions between the Uni

A Happy and Productive New Year

The Federal Communications Commission is poised to make good on one of my top resolutions from last year: prioritizing high-quality economic and data analysis at the agency.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for January 2018 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the January Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2018:

GAO Report: FCC Should Improve Monitoring of Industry Efforts to Strengthen Wireless Network Resiliency

The Government Accountability Office was asked to review federal efforts to improve the resiliency of wireless networks following natural disasters and other physical incidents.