Bush Orders Overhaul of Public Alert System

“President Bush has directed the secretary of the Homeland Security Department to develop a public alert and warning system that uses the latest communications technology,” reports Federal Computer Week. “The current Emergency Alert System, which relies primarily on broadcast television and radio to inform the public about threats such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters and other emergencies, will be a component of the new system,” which “will allow emergency managers more flexibility in how they alert the public and what information they disseminate. The system should be able to target specific geographic locations and deliver alerts in various formats, based on personal user preference, and in multiple languages.”

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