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Subject: Re: [emergency] Fwd: Common Alerting Protocol approved

Thanks Allen,

I just got word that the newsletter I've been working on will be out 
next week, so things are moving along.


At 5:06 PM -0400 4/20/04, R. Allen Wyke wrote:
>EM TC/Rex: FYI...
>Begin forwarded message:
>>From: "Jen Minnich" <jminnich@comcare.org>
>>Date: April 20, 2004 4:08:57 PM EDT
>>To: "Jen Minnich" <jminnich@comcare.org>
>>Subject: Common Alerting Protocol approved
>>Dear EIC Members,
>>This is a copy of the email that Art Botterell sent to Steve Cooper, CIO
>>for the Department of Homeland Security. Please note the attached file
>>regarding the CAP standard.
>>Thank you,
>>Jen Minnich
>>ComCARE Alliance
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Art Botterell [mailto:acb@incident.com]
>>Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 6:42 PM
>>Subject: Common Alerting Protocol approved
>>Dear Mr. Cooper -
>>Attached for your information is the approved OASIS specification for
>>the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) version 1.0
>>CAP provides a non-proprietary industry standard data format enabling
>>the coordination, integration and monitoring of all kinds of public
>>warning systems at all levels of government.
>>A number of companies have already demonstrated interoperability of
>>CAP-based alerting equipment at several venues in Washington and
>>elsewhere around the nation.  In these demonstrations equipment for EAS,
>>Weather Radio and local warning systems including sirens, wireless and
>>wireline notification systems, as well as emergency-management software
>>packages, were all linked into a single integrated warning network.
>>In addition, a digital television application will be on display next
>>week at this year's National Association of Broadcasters convention in
>>Las Vegas.  Experimental applications of CAP have been underway for
>>nearly a year by the California Office of Emergency Services and, more
>>recently, by the National Weather Service.
>>The development of CAP was sponsored by the national, non-profit
>>Partnership for Public Warning and completed within the OASIS industry
>>standards process.  Early industry support and implementation has been
>>coordinated by the Emergency Interoperability Consortium and the ComCARE
>>CAP provides a simple technology that can be used to weld the nation's
>>existing patchwork of warning systems into a single comprehensive
>>system.  It also provides a mechanism for the efficient monitoring of
>>warning activity nationwide.
>>I sincerely hope DHS will find CAP of value in its mission of protecting
>>and defending our nation.
>>- Art Botterell
>>    CAP Project Manager
>>    Partnership for Public Warning
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>/CARO) (002C8A3D)
>R. Allen Wyke
>Chair, OASIS Emergency Management TC
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