Stay Connected to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office (PMO)
There are several ways to stay in contact with the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office (PMO).
Join the IPAWS Webinars for Practitioners and Developers
The IPAWS PMO holds regular webinars on the latest topics in IPAWS development and provides participants with the opportunity to ask questions directly to guest presenters from the IPAWS PMO and public and private sector guest speakers.
To receive email updates with the dates and times for the IPAWS webinars, or to view past webinars, visit: http://www.fema.gov/integrated-public-alert-and-warning-system-working-groups.
Recently, the IPAWS PMO hosted an Alert Origination Service Provider (AOSP) Webinar Series in response to alerting practitioners’ requests to provide more information on current AOSP tools on the market. The IPAWS PMO cannot endorse any alerting tools, but can provide alerting authorities the opportunity to view a demonstration of the alert origination tools and to ask any follow-up technical or operational questions. During the webinar series, each Alert Origination Service Provider conducted a twenty-minute demonstration of their alert origination tools and detailed how these tools meet the four IPAWS minimum technical requirements:
Demonstrate successful posting of an IPAWS-conforming Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) alert
- Retrieve message status to verify alert was successfully transmitted to the intended audience
- Demonstrate interoperable CAP exchange with other Collaborative Operating Groups (COG)
- Verify connectivity with IPAWS (using the getAck function)
Connect with IPAWS PMO leadership and subject matter experts at conferences and events
IPAWS PMO leadership and subject matter experts speak at and participate in numerous industry, professional associations, conferences and events, in addition to hosting focused working groups, webinars, and roundtables. At conferences, IPAWS PMO staff demonstrate alert origination and dissemination technologies and takes questions from alerting authorities, private sector developers, and the general public. For a list of upcoming events, visit: http://www.fema.gov/ipaws-upcoming-conferences-events-and-speaking-engagements.
Access resources to help public safety officials understand, adopt, and use IPAWS -- and educate the American public about how to access, use, and respond to information in public alerts and warnings
The IPAWS PMO develops resources for public safety officials that are designed to encourage, assist, and enable partners to incorporate IPAWS into governance structures, strategies, policies, business models, and standard operating procedures. Additionally, there are several resources available to help public safety officials ensure the American people understand the functions of IPAWS and how to respond to alerts and warnings from public safety officials. Visit the IPAWS website at http://www.fema.gov/informational-materials to access these resources for your use.
In addition, IPAWS PMO leadership and subject matter experts are available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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