Just fyi, two news releases from last week, both available on the CAP
Working Group website:
INDUSTRY LEADERS CONSIDER EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC WARNING
(Federal Communications Commission - 5/28/3003)
"Leaders from the broadcast, cable and satellite industries today
began consideration of best practices recommendations to ensure
effective delivery of emergency information through public warning
"The recommendations were presented to members of the Media Security
and Reliability Council (MSRC) at its biannual meeting today at the
FCC. The 41-member Federal Advisory Committee will complete voting on
these recommendations by June 18, 2003...
"Communications Infrastructure Security, Access and Restoration best
practices recommendations include:...
" - Government should coordinate the creation of a Media Common Alert
Protocol to deliver emergency messages via digital networks..."
WARNING EXPERTS CREATE COMMON ALERTING PROTOCOL
(Partnership for Public Warning - 5/23/2003)
"More consistent and better coordinated public warnings will save
lives, protect property and reduce fear, according to the Partnership
for Public Warning (PPW), a not-for-profit consortium of public
warning experts from industry and government.
"One important step in that direction, these experts say, is the
creation of a digital Common
Alerting Protocol (CAP)..."