Common Alerting Protocol Implementation (IPAWS) May 15, 2013

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BACKGROUND

  • The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) allows emergency messages to be simultaneously disseminated over a wide variety of existing and emerging public alerting systems.
  • CAP is an international technical data specification developed by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).
  • In addition to the basic CAP standard, a supplemental IPAWS Profile technical specification was developed to ensure compatibility with existing warning systems used in the United States.
  • FEMA has formally adopted CAP and the IPAWS Profile to implement the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System.
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The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) allows emergency messages to be simultaneously disseminated over a wide variety of existing and emerging public alerting systems.

CAP is an international technical data specification developed by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).

In addition to the basic CAP standard, a supplemental IPAWS Profile technical specification was developed to ensure compatibility with existing warning systems used in the United States.

FEMA has formally adopted CAP and the IPAWS Profile to implement the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System.

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