Thursday, July 05, 2012

July #CMAS RDT&E Update #IPAWS

Please find attached the most recent edition of the Commercial Mobile
Alert Service (CMAS) Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation
(RDT&E) Update.  This edition of the highlights the recent CMAS RDT&E
Town Hall Meeting that was held in Columbus, Ohio during the National
Homeland Security Conference.



Also, please save-the-date for our next CMAS RDT&E, Webinar on July
19th from 2:30-3:30 PM EST.

·         The RDT&E Team is developing guidance to help you
effectively implement CMAS.

·         This webinar discussion provides your agency a timely
opportunity to ask questions and share insights regarding the
acquisition, development, and operation of CMAS for your community.

·         We hope you can join us for a lively discussion around how
to successfully integrate CMAS into legacy alerts and warnings
systems.

o   Participants will be able to provide inputs that directly impact
the CMAS integration strategy in areas such as:

§  Organizational: Including usage authorization, training, budgeting,
and governance planning

§  Technical: Including security assessment planning, sustainment, and
decisions on having a stand-alone or integrated CMAS system

§  Operational: Including determining when CMAS should be used and
coordinating with other systems and jurisdictions

o   This discussion will help both alert and warnings officials and
DHS identify the gaps and barriers to adopting CMAS under different
scenarios.

·         If you have any questions please send them to cmas_forum@sra.com.

·         We look forward to speaking with during the July 19th CMAS
RDT&E Webinar.



Regards,



Denis A. Gusty, PMP ™

Program Manager

Homeland Security Enterprise and First Responder Group

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Science and Technology

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