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New CRS Report on Text Messaging, Section on Using SMS to Support Law Enforcement and Emergency Response

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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.

What is Mobile Citizen Summit? Find out TODAY

Mobile Citizen Summit Conference

TODAY, April 16, 2011 – Agenda and Watch the meeting live through live stream.

You have heard the word, mobile is the new hot thing. You have convinced your management to start using mobile, but how do you actually use mobile to engage citizens and create impact? The Mobile Citizen Summit is a one-day learning laboratory for those interested in applying mobile technologies to empower, fuel and drive citizen engagement in the public good. Our focus is on providing you with informative and practical discussions that will empower you to: Understand the opportunities mobile technology provides Discover successful mobile business cases Gain exposure to innovative tools and applications Explore SMS vs. Smartphone technologies, and Know where mobile is today and where it’s headed tomorrow. This is your opportunity to explore all there is to know about the mobile space by leading a session, asking questions, showcasing your latest innovation, sharing your success stories and meeting other like minded people who want to help you get started and be successful.

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The Power of GIS and SMS Alert Services

The Power of GIS and SMS Alert Services

Written by ASM_Admin, Asian Surveying & Mapping, Thursday, 23 December 2010 09:34

Communicating important messages can be triggered through geographic information systems (GIS) activities. Using mobile devices, short message service (SMS) occur as text messages and often originate automatically. Deteriorating weather forecasts, tsunami alerts, flood events and pollution impacts are examples of events that can be communicated to mobile devices to warn and inform people. These messages tend to be short and are intended to cause immediate action. Short message services are more commonly known as SMS messages. It was recently reported that over 2 Trillion of the these of these messages are sent through mobile devices around the globe daily, often forming part of the basic communication between two parties either close together or sometimes around the world. The advantages of SMS are speed, lower cost and easy-of-use. …

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