S. Hrg. 115-653: This Is Not a Drill: An Examination of Emergency Alert Systems, Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, January 25, 2018 [open pdf - 420KB]
This is the January 25, 2018 hearing on "This Is Not a Drill: An Examination of Emergency Alert Systems" held before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the opening statement of John Thune: "Ensuring state and local governments have the proper tools and safeguards to properly alert the public of an impending emergency is absolutely critical. False alerts not only create unnecessary panic, but they undermine the integrity of the Emergency Alert System, leading to public distrust and confusion. What happened in Hawaii is inexcusable and must be addressed to ensure an incident like that never happens again." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Lisa M. Fowlkes, Scott Bergmann, Michael Lisenco, and Sam Matheny.
S. Hrg. 115-653; Senate Hearing 115-653
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