New CRS Report on Text Messaging, Section on Using SMS to Support Law Enforcement and Emergency Response
The Congressional Research Service issued a new report for Congress on Text and Multimedia Messaging on May 18, 2011. Page 12 of the report describes FEMA‘s new Emergency Response Alerting Network (PLAN) implementation plan.
Using SMS to Support Law Enforcement and Emergency Response
In May 2011, the FCC and FEMA announced the implementation of a Personal Localized Alerting Network (PLAN). This program was previously called the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), which has been under development since April 2008 under rules developed by the FCC. …
For full text of the article in PDF, visit FAS website here.
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Tags: Commercial Mobile Alert System, Congressional Research Service, Crisis Response, CRS, Disaster Response, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, Personal Localized Alerting Network to Mobile Phones, PLAN, Public Policy and Regulation, SMEM, SMS, Social media, Text messaging
Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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