FCC's Pai Points Finger At Hawaii State Officials For False Missile Alert

21 January, 2018, 00:45 | Author: Kim Reid
  • FCC's Pai Points Finger At Hawaii State Officials For False Missile Alert

The state house and senate committees are holding a joint informational briefing on the false missile alert issued on Saturday.

It's scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

The legislature says the objective of the informational briefing is to review the circumstances surrounding the erroneous release of a statewide emergency alert as well as the corrective actions resulting from this incident.

The astonishing error and dismal response has prompted both state and federal investigations and left one of the state's US senators wondering aloud if top brass at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency should be replaced.

No public testimony will be accepted.

Amazon just raised the price of Prime
Is Amazon trying to push more people into becoming annual members? Amazon has also had success with its Prime Now service. The monthly price for Amazon Prime is climbing from $10.99 to $12.99, which represents almost a 20 percent uplift.

It was human error, a shift change at Hawaii's Office of Emergency mManagement that caused a false alert to get sent out.

The Hawaii National Guard's top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide.

In the minute-to-minute news cycle, it is crucial that our alerts convey what has happened quickly, but also accurately.

The initial warning was sent at 8:07 a.m. and the correction reached cellphones at 8:45.

"Moving forward, we will focus on what steps need to be taken to prevent a similar incident from happening again". - HI-EMA issues public notification of cancellation via their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Moreover, false alerts undermine public confidence in the alerting system and thus reduce their effectiveness during real emergencies.

National Football League star threatened to sexually assault officer's wife
Anderson was driving 'all over the roadway and failed to maintain a single lane on numerous occasions, ' according to the report. Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reported last month the trial date for that case was pushed back from December 26 to March 19.

The alert will appear on your phone, but you'll only get it if you have the app. The false alarm in Hawaii is a stark reminder of the fact that the risk of accidental nuclear war is not hypothetical.

In the event of a missile being sent towards Hawaii, or any state, officials suggest that all residents immediately seek shelter.

"Ballistic missile warning just arrived on the cell phone on its way to Hawaii", the message from her dad read.

"We made a mistake", HI-EMA Administrator Vern Miyagi said.

A cancellation command that can be done automatically that can be triggered within seconds of an error, has been put in place.

Microsoft is working on a new Xbox Elite Controller
Multiple leaks appear to have uncovered a new Elite controller that builds on lessons learned from the first model. And the thumbsticks will get an adjustable tension mechanism, a feature Microsoft detailed in a patent last month.

A formal preliminary report of findings and corrective actions will be issued next week.

Recommended:

  • Australian Open: Simona Halep suffers huge scare against unheralded Lauren Davis

    Australian Open: Simona Halep suffers huge scare against unheralded Lauren Davis

    In a match of just three break points between two Czech seeds, it was the former world number one who held her nerve on Court 3. However, the American was at the centre of a scary incident during the third set of the match on Rod Laver Arena .
    Trump's 'cognitive ability is normal'

    Trump's 'cognitive ability is normal'

    Trump also has no heart disease and no family history of it. "He has incredibly good genes and that's just the way God made him". His blood pressure was 122/74, within normal bounds, and his cholesterol was on the high side, Jackson said.
    Storm caused 90 million euros in damage - Dutch insurers

    Storm caused 90 million euros in damage - Dutch insurers

    Regional train services were also disrupted on Friday, particularly in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most populous state. In Belgium one woman driving through the Beausart Wood area near Brussels died when a tree fell on her vehicle .
  • Angelique Kerber thrashes Maria Sharapova at Australian Open

    Angelique Kerber thrashes Maria Sharapova at Australian Open

    Garcia will need to recover from her three-setter to face No. 17 seed Madison Keys , who was a 6-3, 6-4 victor over Ana Bogdan . Halep wasted chances to serve for the match in the ninth, 11th and 15th games, then had to save three match points in the 22nd.
    Carillion: Government sets up taskforce to support small firms and workers

    Carillion: Government sets up taskforce to support small firms and workers

    The Insolvency Service also confirmed that work has paused on construction sites, pending decisions as to how and if they will be restarted.

    Enthusiasm for earnings lifts Wall Street

    Benchmark crude slipped 2 cents to settle at $63.95 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent, while the Kospi in South Korea shed 0.3 percent.
  • Trump Appointee Quits After Past Bigoted Remarks Come to Light

    Trump Appointee Quits After Past Bigoted Remarks Come to Light

    They're just bad people.' Well, yeah, most Muslims believe that to have sex with men is OK, which I don't like it all. In a following episode he revealed what he felt about gay people: "You know, I don't like gay people".
    Hazlewood ruled out of second ODI

    Hazlewood ruled out of second ODI

    Jonny Bairstow 7: Like Hales, Bairstow looked to be on top of the Aussie bowling from the get-go and was looking extremely fluent. Certainly, this looked to be the case when England's pursuit began, even if Roy perished without making a dent in the target.
    New York Mets Invite Tim Tebow to Major League Spring Training

    New York Mets Invite Tim Tebow to Major League Spring Training

    It was his first attempt to play competitive baseball since his junior year of high school, the spring of 2004. His power and athleticism impressed scouts and eventually led to him signing with the Mets that September.
  • Kidnapped Americans, Canadians Rescued in Nigeria, Police Say

    Kidnapped Americans, Canadians Rescued in Nigeria, Police Say

    The British government announced the following month that one of the hostages was killed, but the three others were freed. This was even as it said two of the Kidnappers have been arrested and now helping the police in its investigation.
    Brazilian legend Ronaldinho announces retirement

    Brazilian legend Ronaldinho announces retirement

    The 37-year-old achieved every accolade available in the sport including the World Cup, the Champions League and the Ballon d'Or . He later moved to the Gremio senior team in 1998 and then went to Europe to play for French club Paris St-Germain in 2001.
    Pope Francis marries airline employees on papal plane

    Pope Francis marries airline employees on papal plane

    The excited couple explained to CNN and other journalists on the papal plane it was Francis' idea to marry them. Then, the pope asked his cardinals to draft the paperwork, Ciuffardi said.


Popular

Kentucky man says he will plead guilty to assaulting Sen. Rand Paul
Paul and Boucher's neighbors have also voiced much speculation, saying that the two had had a fraught relationship for years. It was one of the more infamous (and weird) neighborhood scraps, and now there's a federal felony charge attached.

Theresa May to meet Donald Trump in Davos
The two leaders also met at the G7 summit in Sicily in may and at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July. The White House said Trump "looks forward" to strengthening the countries' "special relationship".

Apple's $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Program Opens Early Amid ThrottleGate Debacle
On Saturday, Apple announced that it would offer discounted replacement iPhone batteries and make them available in January . As a result, multiple lawsuits have already been filed against the company in the wake of the announcement.

Sushi Fanatic Pulls 5-Foot-Long Tapeworm Out of His Body
When the tapeworm was unrolled on the floor of the emergency room, Banh said that the parasite measured five feet, 6 inches long. When questioned, he insisted he had not been overseas - and revealed that he ate raw salmon every day, reported MailOnline .

Facebook To Ask Users To Rank Trustworthiness Of News Sources
He also promised that Facebook will show lesser unpaid posts from publishers and brands and more content from family and friends. After revealing this news, Facebook said it would remain vigilant and try to keep ahead of people trying to misuse the platform.

Here's Where You Can Buy The Very First 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt
Ford , the American automaker has revealed the latest version of the popular Mustang Bullitt at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show. The '66 Shelby is Lot 1406 , and bids open Saturday, while the '87 Buick GNX goes up as Lot 1327 Saturday.

Bob Dole to receive Congressional Gold Medal Wednesday afternoon
On Wednesday, the 1996 GOP presidential nominee and decorated war hero drew merited praise from both parties, with Democratic Rep. Sway Dole is granted the Congressional Gold Medal , the most elevated regular citizen respect gave by Congress.

US Is Mentioned to Withhold Added $45 Million in Palestinian Assist
It is an independent agency, not a Palestinian institution. "There has already been a reduction of aid in recent years", she said. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he was "very concerned" about the impact on the region.

Payday Rule Pullback is Another Example of CFPB Deregulation
The agency has provided consumers about $12 billion in refunds and debt relief from financial institutions since opening in 2011. English filed her appeal on January 12, and it is unclear when the court will review and rule on this case.

Spokane doesn't make the cut for Amazon HQ
It plans to make its final decision this year. "All the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity". It also offered to partner with local universities for a new program tailored for Amazon's workforce.