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The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) program enhances alert and warning dissemination to the American people during times of crisis and provides outreach to ensure adoption by alerting authorities and appropriate response by the public. Established under Executive Order (E.O.) 13407, IPAWS provides the capability to notify the American people of impending natural and man-made disasters. In the event of a national emergency, the President may use IPAWS to communicate to the public quickly, easily, and simultaneously via multiple communications pathways with only 10 minutes notice. Through a federated system of systems consisting of Primary Entry Point (PEP) stations, the Emergency Alert System (EAS), and IPAWS-Open Platform for Emergency Networks (OPEN), IPAWS delivers timely, geographically targeted messages during a crisis to both save lives and protect property.