The Emergency Alert System Is Limited, but a Good Replacement Is Hard to Find

“Broadcast radio and television, cable operators, and satellite radio operators … appear generally prepared to participate” in the Emergency Alert System, but there is an “unreliable method for relaying” the “messages to the public,” according to the Government Accountability Office. “GAO found a lack of ongoing testing” and “problems with equipment and software.” However, developing a better system faces obstacles, such as “achieving cooperation among federal, state, and local emergency management organizations on the use of a standardized technology for disseminating alerts.” [View abstract]

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