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Partnership for Public Warning Board Members Announced.

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MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2002

The Partnership for Public Warning (PPW PPW Partnership for Public Warning
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) announced yesterday the appointment of its board of trustees board of trustees Politics The posse of thugs who oversee an institution's administration. See Board of directors. .

The PPW ( is a new public-private partnership Public-private partnership (PPP) describes a government service or private business venture which is funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies. These schemes are sometimes referred to as PPP or P3.  that is bringing the nation's top emergency warning experts together to resolve national warning message standards, protocols and priorities. The goal is to assure the right information is delivered in a timely manner to people at risk from disasters, technological accidents and acts of terrorism. As the new organization is taking shape, PPW is engaged in discussion with key federal agencies in the emergency warning community to ensure the inclusion of all stakeholders.

"We've been fortunate to attract a dynamic group of public-spirited and talented leaders from the corporate world, emergency management and academia," Board Chairman Peter Ward reflected. "We need the right mix of people, processes and technologies to foster the designing, building and management of emergency warning systems that save lives and protect property."

"We've been on the fast track ever since our first conference hosted by MITRE last November," reflected Ward. "Our partnership was created following a unanimous supporting vote by more than 120 conference attendees who are leaders in the emergency warning community. Less than two months later, the PPW was incorporated as the `Partnership for Public Warning Institute.' We are grateful to MITRE for their public interest support in getting us started."

Named to the Partnership for Public Warning Board are:

-- Art Botterell - Consultant, formerly with the California Office of Emergency Services emergency services Emergency care '…services …necessary to prevent death or serious impairment of health and, because of the danger to life or health, require the use of the most accessible hospital available and equipped to furnish those services'  and FEMA FEMA, See Federal Emergency Management Agency.

-- Joel Carter - Vice President, RadioShack

-- Darrell Ernst - Lead Defense Space Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corporation (body) MITRE Corporation - A US federally funded R&D center, spun off in 1958 from the MIT Lincoln Laboratory (also an FFRDC). MITRE is a non-profit corporation chartered to do R&D in the public interest.  

-- Sol Glasner - Vice President and General Counsel, The MITRE Corporation

-- Mike Hoban - Vice President, 3e Technologies International

-- Ken Keane - Partner, Arter and Hadden

-- Dave Liebersbach - Director, Alaska Division of Emergency Services

-- Frank Lucia - formerly, FCC (1) (Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC, The U.S. government agency that regulates interstate and international communications including wire, cable, radio, TV and satellite. The FCC was created under the U.S.  Emergency Alert System

-- Dennis Mileti - Director, Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado University of Colorado may refer to:
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (flagship campus)
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
  • University of Colorado system

-- Mike Murphy - Wireless Networks Strategist, Nextel Communications, Inc.

-- George Nichols - Vice President, Dialogic Communications Corporation

-- Dr. Barbara Reagor - Fellow and Executive Partner, Homeland Security & Government Solutions, Telcordia Technologies, Inc.

-- Ben Rotholtz - General Manager, Products and Systems, RealNetworks

-- Richard Rudman - Director of Engineering, KFWB Radio; Chairman, FCC's Emergency Alert System National Advisory Committee

-- Ed VonTurkovich - Director, Vermont Emergency Management

-- Dr. Peter Ward (Chair) - former, U.S. Geological Survey; former Chairman of the Working Group on Natural Disaster Information Systems under the National Science and Technology Council The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) was established in the US by Executive Order on November 23 1993. This Cabinet-level Council is the principal means within the executive branch to coordinate science and technology policy across the diverse entities that make up  

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