New Federal Emergency Alert System Designed Weather Service's (NWS) 1994 Modernization Award The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), winners. The awards were established to recognize the National Weather Service (NWS), and the Federal individuals and groups who contributed their time and Emergency Management Association have stream- talents far and above that required. Award recipients lined the nation's emergency warning system for the are as follows. twenty-first century. The new Emergency Alert Sys- The National Meteorological Center (NMC) Transi- tem (EAS) has been designed to work more effectively tion Project Team received an award "for completing with satellite, broadcast, and cable technologies. the initial phase of the National Centers AWIPS devel- The new features of the EAS include 1) an NWS opment and deployment, which has positively influ- developed digital system architecture that will allow enced the modernization of the Meteorological Opera- broadcast, cable, satellite, and other services to send tions Division." Team members are Mary desJardins, and receive alerting information; 2) multiple-source Scott Jacobs, David Plummer, Lawrence Sager, Steven monitoring for emergency alerts; 3) a shortened (mini- Schotz, John Ward, Arthur Wick, and Gary Wohl. mum eight seconds) alerting tone; 4) automated and The WSFO Albuquerque was honored for "its
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1995
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