Get involved with the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Program Management Office (PMO).
This section contains information for those looking for ways to connect with the IPAWS PMO. The IPAWS PMO develops, supports, and operates IPAWS and works with the private sector and public safety officials around the country to ensure the American people can receive life-saving alerts and warnings.
Engage with the IPAWS PMO through reoccurring webinars, workshops, technical demonstrations, testing venues, email, and at selected state emergency management conferences. Also, the IPAWS PMO created and continues to expand a digital library with numerous resources to learn more about IPAWS. There are several ways to stay in contact with the IPAWS PMO.
Join IPAWS Webinars for Practitioners and Developers
The IPAWS PMO regularly holds 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, sign up for our email subscription service.
To view previous webinar recordings, please visit https://femaipawslab.webex.com and choose the "View Event Recordings" link located at on the top right hand side of the page.
Currently, the IPAWS PMO is hosting the IPAWS in Action Webinar Series in response to alerting practitioners’ requests to provide more information on the technical requirements needed during the use of IPAWS. This series can provide alerting authorities the opportunity to discuss issues surrounding the process of adoption, governance, and crafting messages that disseminate through IPAWS-OPEN.
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 take questions from alerting authorities, private sector developers, and the general public.
Access resources for public safety officials and the American people
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 www.fema.gov/informational-materials to access these resources.
In addition, IPAWS PMO leadership and subject-matter experts are available by email at IPAWS@fema.dhs.gov.