The Government Accountability Office found in a Feb. 6 report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) need to work together to modernize the United States’ emergency alert capabilities. […]

Today was the deadline for wireless emergency alerts (WEA) to feature enhanced alerting support, but the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has informed the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau that the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) will not be able to support updates to WEAs at this time, the FCC said in a statement.