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Subject: RE: [emergency] FEMA IPAWS Note on CAP Profile

Hi Alessandro,

I suggest you look through the official archived record of the emails 
concerning these issues. I would start with 

I would not want to paraphrase or risk misquoting anyone's messages. 
There were, I believe a couple of messages prior to this that could 
be useful for understanding the situation.


At 8:30 AM -0500 2/20/09, Alessandro Triglia wrote:
>Could someone please explain why they see a conflict of interests 
>here?  Whose interests are deemed to be in conflict, and how 
>exactly might that affect the content and the progression of the 
>From: Renato Iannella [mailto:renato@nicta.com.au]
>Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 20:25
>To: emergency@lists.oasis-open.org
>Cc: emergency-cap-profiles@lists.oasis-open.org
>Subject: Re: [emergency] FEMA IPAWS Note on CAP Profile
>On 20 Feb 2009, at 05:12, Dwarkanath, Sukumar - INTL wrote:
>>It is FEMA's responsibility to publish its standards and protocols. 
>> FEMA will consider and adjudicate the OASIS IPAWS CAP Profile as 
>>appropriate in preparation for its adoption of standards and 
>>protocols for the Next-Generation EAS.  FEMA recognizes that the 
>>FCC's 2nd R&O does not require standards and protocols to be 
>>published at this time regarding security, multiple languages, 
>>alerts & warnings of special needs communities, or of video media 
>>types.  Hence, we feel that it is reasonable to consider adopting 
>>the OASIS IPAWS CAP Profile as part of its pending standards and 
>>protocols.  Note, however, in accordance with statements made 
>>publicly, that FEMA intends on pursuing the development of 
>>additional requirements to address any outstanding issues for 
>>NG-EAS systems.
>Interesting comment; "FEMA will consider and adjudicate the OASIS 
>IPAWS CAP Profile"....
>Let me ask this rudimentary (if not controversial :-) 
>question....why is there an IPAWS CAP profile being developed by 
>As a national profile - it should be the responsibility of  FEMA (or 
>whoever is the responsible party in the USA) and if you need it 
>"standardised", then take it to NISO.
>My recommendations to EMA (here in Australia) was for the AU CAP 
>Profile to be created and managed by EMA and, if necessary, taken to 
>"Standards Australia" for formal adoption.
>I don't think there is any other OASIS standard that is specific to a country?
>Cheers...  Renato Iannella

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