Hawaii False Missile Alert: What Happened and What Should We Do Next?

Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet

Senate Commerce Committee

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 3:00pm

This field hearing will focus specifically on the failure of the Hawaii emergency alert system and explore options to improve alerts to ensure public safety.


Panel I:

  • The Honorable Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Panel II:

  • Admiral Harry Harris, Commander United States Pacific Command, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Ms. Lisa Fowlkes, Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
  • Mr. Antwane Johnson, Director, Continuity Communications Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Panel III: 

  • Major General Arthur J. “Joe” Logan, Adjutant General, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency
  • Mr. Chris Leonard, President & Legislative Chair, Hawaii Association of Broadcasters, Inc.

East-West Center
1601 East-West Road Keoni Auditorium
Honolulu , HI 96848