Accession Number:

ADA610100

Title:

Study of Integration Considerations for Wireless Emergency Alerts

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

Abstract:

This report supports the Wireless Emergency Alerts WEA program, formerly known as the Commercial Mobile Alert Service Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation program, by identifying and analyzing key WEA adoption issues. The study captures key challenges for WEA message originators and offers recommendations to help the community avoid common pitfalls as it plans and implements the WEA service. The report summarizes the current strengths and challenges of WEA, how WEA fits into the alert originators toolbox, and overall considerations for integrating a new WEA tool or service into an emergency management system as that system becomes ever more complex. The report also covers key topics for adopting a WEA tool or service, including requirements specification, cloud trends, cybersecurity, product selection, testing, coordinating among tools and alerting organizations, operational considerations, and alternatives to buying a WEA solution. For each of these topics, recommendations offer guidance that emergency management agencies can use to navigate the process of adopting and integrating WEA into their alerting capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Safety Engineering
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE