US: Hawaii to release report on false missile alarm - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

US Hawaii to release report on false missile alarm

12:01  30 january  2018
12:01  30 january  2018 Source:   cnn.com

Pederson's wedding week: Wildfire, mudslide, missile warning

  Pederson's wedding week: Wildfire, mudslide, missile warning Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson had an eventful wedding week.No player was more delighted to meet the men and women who fought wildfire in Southern California than outfielder Joc Pederson, whose wedding might not have gone on without them.

On Saturday morning, January 13, 2018, a ballistic missile alert was issued via the Emergency Alert System and Commercial Mobile Alert System over television, radio

Brian Schatz on false alarm about missile threat to Hawaii . The report by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released on Tuesday said the error was the result of a misunderstanding among employees of Hawaii ’s ‘This is not a drill’: Hawaiians react to 'incoming

An electronic sign reads, © Anthony Quintano An electronic sign reads, "Missile alert in error. There is no threat."

Hawaii officials have concluded their internal investigation into the false alert that told residents that a ballistic missile was speeding toward the state earlier this month, according to the Hawaii Department of Defense.

Hawaii governor didn't correct false missile alert sooner because he didn't know his Twitter password

  Hawaii governor didn't correct false missile alert sooner because he didn't know his Twitter password Gov. David Ige said he has taken steps to ensure it won't happen again.But one Twitter account was deafeningly silent for 17 minutes: that of Hawaii Gov. David Ige. Though Ige was informed by the state’s adjutant general that the alert was false two minutes after it was sent, he waited until 8:24 a.m. to tweet, “There is NO missile threat.

"There is no missile threat," the Democratic senator tweeted. "It was a false alarm based on a human error. There is nothing more important to Hawaii Mazie Hirono echoed that point in her own tweet. "At a time of heightened tensions, we need to make sure all information released to community is

Brian Schatz on false alarm about missile threat to Hawaii . The false alarm comes amid heightened tensions with North Korea as the rogue nation continues to test ballistic missiles . This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report .

Hawaii Gov. David Ige along with other officials will release the results from the internal investigation at a Tuesday press conference.

The announcement will also include "some of the personnel actions that will occur within the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency" as a result of the investigation, according to the Hawaii Department of Defense.

Employee Who Sent False Hawaii Missile Alert Is Refusing to Cooperate With FCC Investigation

  Employee Who Sent False Hawaii Missile Alert Is Refusing to Cooperate With FCC Investigation The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee who sent a false alert about an incoming ballistic missile earlier this month has refused to cooperate with a Federal Communications Commission investigation, an FCC official said Thursday. Lisa Fowlkes, chief of the FCC’s public safety and homeland security bureau, said she was “disappointed” during a hearing with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. “We are quite pleased with the level of cooperation we have received from the leadership of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency thus far. We are disappointed, however, that one key employee, the person who transmitted the false alert, is refusing to cooperate with our investigation,” Fowlkes said on Thursday. “We hope that person will reconsider.

Hawaii officials finish investigation into false alarm . Agency administrator resigns. (CNN) The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee who triggered the false ballistic missile alert earlier The FCC report said the emergency management worker thought the state was under attack and sent out

An incoming missile alert plunged residents of Hawaii into panic on Saturday morning before it was declared a false alarm . An alert system is in place because of the potential proximity of Hawaii to North Korean missiles . In December, the state tested its nuclear warning siren for the first time since

On January 13, an emergency missile alert accidentally went out to everyone in Hawaii, causing mass panic. The false alarm was blamed on an emergency worker who had pushed the wrong button during a routine drill.

An officer in the emergency operation center mistakenly selected an incorrect template to send the message to the public instead of the correct template that would've been sent internally, according to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

It took the agency 38 minutes to send a second alert confirming the message was a false alarm.

Ige came under criticism over the delay and he later said that he couldn't hop on Twitter because he forgot his password.

Apart from Hawaii's investigation, the Federal Communications Commission has also been looking into the incident, as the state came under criticism for lacking "reasonable safeguards."

Last week, an FCC official told a Senate committee hearing that the employee who sent out the false missile alert was not cooperating with its investigation. The individual responsible for the mistake was disciplined and reassigned, but not fired, Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency said earlier this month.

Hawaii man wants people to know he didn't send missile alert .
HONOLULU — When an erroneous alert was sent out last month telling people in Hawaii that there was an incoming ballistic missile, Jeffrey Wong was an island away from the state's emergency management agency office where he works as an operations officer.Wong helped gather hundreds of panicked guests at his hotel on the island of Kauai to seek shelter in a restaurant until he confirmed the alert was a mistake.Then an Associated Press photograph circulated picturing Wong months earlier at the agency'sWong helped gather hundreds of panicked guests at his hotel on the island of Kauai to seek shelter in a restaurant until he confirmed the alert was a mistake.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!