NECP Spotlight: Leveraging Mobile Applications to Bolster Emergency Alerts and Warnings [open pdf - 376KB]
From the Introduction: "Emergency alerts and warnings provide the public with information that a significant event has occurred or is imminent requiring immediate attention and action(s) to take. As more people turn to their mobile devices for information, there becomes an increased need to develop innovative alerts and warnings technologies and enhanced capabilities. Through the development of new alerting systems that leverage databased, wireless technology, such as mobile applications, alerting authorities have the potential to increase public awareness and decrease alert notification times. The National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) advocates for the continued integration of communication technologies, such as alerts and warnings, to support the interoperability of systems and services for information exchange among the responder and partner communities with the ultimate goal of ensuring the highest state of readiness. This spotlight examines three different mobile emergency alerts and warnings applications (apps) using cases and scenarios, demonstrating how the NECP's recommendations promote the development and adoption of new technologies that enhance communication capabilities."
NECP Spotlight, Issue No. 4; National Emergency Communications Plan Spotlight, Issue No. 4
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