FEMA will oversee U.S. EAS texting service

06/9/2008 | Cellular-News.com (U.K.)

After a congressional mandate, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it would establish an emergency alert service using SMS -- texting -- to send vital information to the public. FEMA is charged with building the Alert Aggregator/Gateway system -- there are no designs or engineering plans for it yet -- that is supposed to verify that "authorized senders" are transmitting emergency alerts and then forward those messages to cell phone users via their carriers.

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