Evaluation of Alternative Warning Configurations.
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The report evaluates alternative warning configurations designed to disseminate attack warning and disaster warning to organizations and institutions, as well to the public. The project assessed seven configurations Two were based on the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency DCPA National Warning System NAWAS two, on the proposed DCPA Decision Information Distribution System DIDS one, on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA Weather Radio System one, on a combination of NAWAS and NOAA Weather Radio and one, on a combination of DIDS and NOAA Weather Radio. Heavy emphasis is placed on use of radio and television to supplement these configurations for warning the public. Evaluated on the basis of reliability, security, survivability, flexibility, response time, coverage, and cost, the preferred configurations were found to be either a nationwide implementation of DIDS or a combination of DIDS serving organizations and institutions and NOAA Weather Radio serving the public. Recommendations call for 1 More effective use for warning of the Associated Press AP and United Press International UPI news services and state teletypewriter networks 2 improved use of broadcast stations and 3 resolution of problems with use of NOAA Weather Radio for warning.
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