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NASBA, NAB Set EAS Agenda for Open Meeting
Washington - Feb 22, 2013 - The National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations (NASBA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) have set the final agenda for the NASBA-NAB EAS Forum in Washington on March 4, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET at the Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC, Plaza Ballroom. The open session has limited seating, but the panel discussions will be streamed from 1 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. ET at www.ustream.tv/channel/nasba-eas.
|1:00-1:05||Welcome and introductions
Remarks from Matthew Straeb, GSS, program sponsor
■ EAS System Security
■ NWS Message Loads
■ NCMEC Wireless AMBER Alerts
|Mopping Up from the Zombie Apocalypse, Averting Message Overload and the 2 a.m. Wakeup
■ Damon Penn, Assistant Administrator, National Continuity Programs, Federal Emergency Management Agency
■ David Turetsky, Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
■ Craig Hodan, Chief, Dissemination System Branch, Office of Operational Systems, National Weather Service
■ Robert Hoever, Director, Special Programs, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
■ Moderated by Suzanne Goucher, Maine Assoc. of Broadcasters
|2:00-2:20||"First Informer" State Legislation
■ Bob Fisher, Nevada Broadcasters Association
■ Dennis Lyle, Illinois Broadcasters Association
■ Moderated by Art Brooks, Arizona Broadcasters Association
|2:30-3:00||Rewriting your State EAS Plan: Best Practices
Tom Beers, Chief, and Greg Cooke, Associate Chief, Policy and Licensing Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
|3:00-3:20||Accessible Emergency Information
Ann Bobeck, Senior VP and Deputy General Counsel, and Kelly Williams, Senior Director, Engineering and Technology Policy, National Association of Broadcasters
State EAS plan updates
FEMA best practices
|Informal roundtable discussions
Two groups led by:
Tom Beers, FCC; Greg Cooke, FCC; Wade Witmer, FEMA; Antwane Johnson, FEMA; Mike Gerber, NOAA; Mike Szkil, NOAA
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