Tagged: communications

Wiretap Report 2012

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) has released its Wiretap Report for 2012. The annual report to Congress examines “the number of federal and state ‘applications for orders authorizing or approving the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications’”. The report also provides information on the number...

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Needs Improvement

GAO (Government Accountability Office) released this week an updated report on FEMA’s efforts to effectively integrate IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert and Warning System) into the nation’s existing Emergency Alert System (EAS). Initiated in 2004, IPAWS is meant to integrate EAS participants (e.g. broadcast radio and television, cable operators, satellite radio...

#ConnectedGov: Engaging Stakeholders in the Digital Age

The Partnership for Public Service has published a new report on how government agencies “can best use social media to deliver vital services, fulfill their mission and broaden how they engage with the American public.” The report, #ConnectedGov: Engaging Stakeholders in the Digital Age, presents “case studies on how social...

Strengthening America’s Global Engagement

As Bob Boorstin, director of Corporate and Policy Communications at Google, states, “Everyone has the potential not only to be a consumer of information, but a creator.” We now live in such an interdependent and interconnected world, that isolation from it is simply not an option. Technology is at the...

Next-Generation Public Safety Communications

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) has released a report of its findings regarding the creation of a next-generation public safety communications network. “Public safety communications reach across many geographical, jurisdictional and technological lines, involving federal, state and local...

2012 Updates: Radiation Emergency Medical Management Website & Cell Phone Applications

Radiation Emergency Medical Management [Website] The Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) is a website that was produced by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. As of January 2012 the website has been updated, along with the mobile REMM applications for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile....

First Ever Test of Nationwide Emergency Alert System to Be Conducted

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on November 9, 2011. Although local and state tests are a weekly or monthly occurrence, this will be the...