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The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is a modernization and integration of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure and will save time when time matters most, protecting life and property.
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May 13, 2014
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  • An Introduction to IPAWS

    Container for all documents relating to general IPAWS information

  • NAC IPAWS Subcommittee Final Report

    NAC IPAWS Subcommittee Final Report

  • IPAWS Letters to Software Vendors

    Reviews of IPAWS alert errors and reported issues from alerting authorities regarding their origination software, have indicated that all alert origination software vendors should ensure that specific enhancements are included in origination software, to avoid recurrence of those errors. Based on lessons learned, IPAWS strongly recommends that providers of alert origination capabilities produce software that provides the minimum critical capabilities outlined in the letters. 

  • Symbology - Public Alert and Warning - IPAWS

    Container for presentations and information regarding the symbols developed by the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation (NAPSG), in partnership with the FEMA IPAWS Office, DHS Geospatial Management Office and the DHS Science & Technology Directorate. The symbols are designed to aid in making public alerts & warnings more effective for: People with disabilities, People with Limited English Proficiency, and the Whole Community.

  • OASIS CAP v1.1 IPAWS Profile

    04/15/09 OASIS CAP v1. IPAWS Profile presentation
  • XML Messages To and From IPAWS

    02/16/2011 - Live Demonstration, XML Messages To and From The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Open Platform for Emergency Networks (OPEN) 2.0, a Developer Special Interest Group Presentation
  • Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Construction Projects

    The Nation needs radio stations that have robust and survivable power generation, fuel storage and other provisions deemed necessary to operate and maintain their transmitter facilities for an extended period without the availability of commercial power. This PEP station network is central to the EO 13407 requirement for the establishment of an effective, reliable, integrated, flexible, and comprehensive system to alert and warn the American people in situations of war, terrorist attack, natural disaster or other hazards to public safety and well being.
  • IPAWS - Developing the IPAWS Standard of Practice

    08/04/2010 - Disaster Management presentation of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), Developing the IPAWS Standard of Practice
  • FEMA IPAWS Support

    02/02/2011 - FEMA IPAWS Support, Practitioner Special Interest Group Presentation
  • IPAWS Update, Non-Weather Emergency Messages

    03/16/11 - IPAWS Update, Non-Weather Emergency Messages, Joint Practitioner and Developer SIG
  • IPAWS Open Platform for Emergency Networks (OPEN) Test Environment EAS Messaging Demonstration

    10/19/11 presentation and demonstration of Emergency Alert System (EAS) messaging by Gary Ham.
  • IPAWS Glossary

    This document contains definitions of commonly used IPAWS terminology.
  • Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Outreach Plan for Communications and Partner Engagement

    The IPAWS program facilitates timely delivery of alert and warning information over the media to the public before, during, and after a disaster. The IPAWS PMO is partnering with recognized government and industry leaders and technical experts to ensure the IPAWS program incorporates the latest technologies and is practical for prospective users. The outreach and communications document helps ensure the effectiveness of the program through a comprehensive outreach approach using strategic communications and robust partnership engagement couple with integrated training and exercises.
  • Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Webinar -- Update from the National Weather Service

    5/02/12 presentation about National Weather Service plans to implement weather alerts over the Commercial Mobile Alert System, by Michael Gerber, NOAA/NWS.
  • Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Developer Webinar -- New Access Requirements for IPAWS-OPEN Testing and Development

    Resource Abstract: 5/16/12 presentation about upcoming changes to procedures for accessing the IPAWS-OPEN testing and development services by System Architect Gary Ham. The new requirements are designed to enhance system security as well as provide a more realistic simulation of the production environment.
  • Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Guide for Independent Testing of Emergency Alert System Equipment

    This document describes the testing requirements for any Independent Testing Authority (ITA) who wishes to provide testing services for the manufacturers of Emergency Alert System decoder equipment for purposes of meeting FCC equipment certification requirements.

  • Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Joint Practitioner/Developer Webinar - Accessing the National Weather Service HazCollect System via IPAWS

    7/18/12 presentation by Michael Szkil, Chief of the Awareness Branch of the National Weather Service’s Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services and System Architect including an overview of HazCollect and the NWS process that is used to request, review, and grant access. Presentation by Gary Ham, IPAWS System Architect including an overview of NWEM-related services, unique data requirements for Common Alerting Protocol CAP 1.2 NWEMs, and related system validation tests for developers incorporating NWEMs in their alert origination software systems.

  • Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Practitioner Webinar -- Increasing Resiliency in Our Communities Through IPAWS

    Manny Centeno, IPAWS Program Manager, and Mark Lucero, IPAWS Engineering Branch Chief, of the IPAWS Program Management Office, will give a planning and operations perspective of how to best integrate IPAWS into your own alert and warning system through usage, training, exercise, governance, and technology selection/ requirements. Mark will further demonstrate the role that IPAWS can play in your local community through a case study of Kansas City, where two states, 15 counties and multiple alerting authorities have jurisdiction. Mike Gerber from the National Weather Service will also present WEA Lessons Learned.

  • Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Practitioner Webinar -- Improving State & Local Warnings

    The March 6, 2013 presentation by IPAWS Program Manager Manny Centeno contains information on how public alerting has changed, where it is going, and how alerting authorities need to adapt their plans to adjust to the changing environment. Manny was joined by representatives from the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and Nebraska’s State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC), where they are currently working with state and local agencies to update their own alerting plans. Alisia La May and Jim Skinner shared their experiences and how they are overcoming the challenges they face as they work to update their alerting system. 

  • IPAWS and ODIC Roundtables on Access and Functional Needs

    The IPAWS Program Management Office (PMO)  provided an update in coordination with selected university experts and Federal partners on the IPAWS Program and elicit comments, recommendations and feedback on IPAWS efforts, and will explore opportunities for expanded collaboration with Federal partners and universities.