This is Not a Drill: An Examination of Emergency Alert Systems

01/25/2018 - 10:00

The hearing will examine the policy concerns surrounding the use and effectiveness of Emergency Alert Systems including Wireless Emergency Alerts, as well as recent system failures, including but not limited to the mistaken missile alert in Hawaii.


  • Ms. Lisa M. Fowlkes, Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
  • Mr. Scott Bergmann, Senior Vice President, CTIA – The Wireless Association
  • Mr. Mike Lisenco, Chairman, Legislation Advocacy Committee, Amateur Radio Relay League
  • Mr. Sam Matheny, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, National Association of Broadcasters


[Additionally, at the request of Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, the committee intends to hold a future field hearing in Hawaii to focus specifically on the missile system alert failure that occurred Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.]

Russell Senate Office Building
Room 253
Washington , DC 20002