07.08.11

Subcommittee Hearing: Communicating With the Public During Emergencies: An Update on Federal Alert and Warning Efforts

July 8, 2011 2:00 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

On Friday, July 8, 2011 the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications will hold a hearing entitled “Communicating With the Public During Emergencies: An Update on Federal Alert and Warning Efforts.” The Committee will meet at 10:00 a.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building.

Click here for a PDF of the official hearing record, including a full transcript.

Opening Statements

Rep. Gus Bilirakis, Chairman
[full text of opening statement]

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Witnesses

Panel 1

Mr. Damon Penn
Assistant Administrator
National Continuity Programs
Federal Emergency Management Agency
[full text of testimony]

RADM James Barnett (ret.)
Chief
Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
[full text of testimony]

Panel 2

Mr. Chris Guttman-McCabe
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
CTIA – The Wireless Association
[full text of testimony]
[truth in testimony]

Ms. Suzanne Goucher
President and CEO
Maine Association of Broadcasters
*testifying on behalf of the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations
[full text of testimony]
[truth in testimony]

Mr. Allen W. Kniphfer
Emergency Coordinator
Jefferson County, AL
[full text of testimony]