Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing
WHAT: Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications
WHEN: 10 a.m. July 8
TOPIC: "Communicating With the Public During Emergencies: An Update on Federal Alert and Warning Efforts"
WHERE: 311 Cannon House Office Building
WITNESSES: Damon Penn, Assistant Administrator, National Continuity Programs, Federal Emergency Management Agency; RADM James Barnett, Ret., Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission; Chris Guttman-McCabe, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA-The Wireless Association; Suzanne Goucher, President & CEO, Maine Association of Broadcasters, testifying on behalf of the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations.
Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis, Chairman: "Timely communication is vital in an emergency and the availability of critical information can help individuals protect themselves from harm. This hearing will provide Subcommittee members with an opportunity to hear from representatives from FEMA, the FCC, and their private sector partners about efforts to provide timely alerts and warnings to the public."