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FCC says launching full inquiry into false Hawaii missile alert

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Saturday it was launching a "full investigation" into a false wireless emergency alert that a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii, the chairman of the commission said......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJan 13th, 2018

Hawaii Worker Who Sent False Missile Alert Was "100 Percent Sure" It Was Real

The former Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee was devastated to find out about his mistake, which sent Hawaii residents into a panic expecting an incoming nuclear missile......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekFeb 3rd, 2018

Fired Hawaii Worker Who Sent False Missile Alert Had Mistaken Drills For Real-Life Events Before

Colleagues were uncomfortable working with the employee who sent the false warning to thousands of people......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 31st, 2018

Hawaii employee who sent false missile alert fired; top official resigns

Hawaiian Governor David Ige admitted that there was a delay in notifying the public about the false missile alert earlier this month.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 30th, 2018

The false-alarm missile alert in Hawaii was much more of a disaster than previously thought

Thomson Reuters The Hawaii employee responsible for transmitting an emergency alert falsely warning of a ballistic missile earlier in January has been fired. The employee .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 30th, 2018

Employee Who Sent False Hawaii Ballistic Missile Alert Has Been Fired

Update: Following the publication of an FCC report on the Hawaii ballistic missile false alarm, the as-yet-unnamed employee has finally been fired. In the days after the epic mistake, the employee was transferred to another departme.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 30th, 2018

Hawaii Employee Who Sent False Missile Alert Thought Attack Was Real

In an interesting twist to the story of the erroneous ballistic missile alert that sent Hawaiians into state of frenzied panic earlier this month after it materialized on their smartphone s.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 30th, 2018

Hawaii"s false missile alert sent by worker who thought attack on U.S. was imminent, FCC says

Hawaii"s false missile alert sent by worker who thought attack on U.S. was imminent, FCC says.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 30th, 2018

The employee behind the false Hawaii missile alert thought it was an actual emergency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday faulted the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency's procedures over a false emergency alert on January 13 of a pending missile attack that prompted widesp.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 30th, 2018

False missile alert presents learning opportunity for Hawaii businesses

City Mill President and CEO Steven Ai said that while most of his establishments “did admirably” during the scare, his Kaneohe store made the mistake of sending customers home......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 17th, 2018

Saturday"s false missile alert was a "wake-up call" for Hawaii tourism stakeholders

While Hawaii’s tourism industry has not yet seen a negative effect from the false missile alert, state agencies and stakeholders are busy at work trying to keep it that way......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 17th, 2018

Ige appoints brigadier general to head review of false missile alert

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Monday issued an executive order in which he appointed Brigadier General Kenneth Hara, the Deputy Adjutant General, to oversee the comprehensive review of the state’s emergency management enterprise.  Hara will also immed.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 16th, 2018

Japan’s National Broadcaster Accidentally Sent Out a False North Korea Missile Alert

Just three days after a similar incident in Hawaii. Just three days after an employee mistakenly triggered a missile alert in Hawaii, Japan is facing its own false alarm. NHK, Japan's national broadcasting organization, mistaken.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJan 16th, 2018

Trump Thinks It"s "Terrific" Hawaii Took Responsibility for the False Missile Alert

“Maybe, eventually, we'll solve the problem so [people] won't have to be so on edge," the president added......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 15th, 2018

U.S. Reviews Emergency-Alert System After Hawaii Mishap

A false warning over an incoming ballistic missile rattled Hawaii on Saturday, exposing what officials say are troubling shortcomings in the network......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjJan 15th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Emergency-alert system under review after Hawaii debacle

Federal and local officials are reviewing the U.S. wireless emergency alert system after a false warning over an incoming ballistic missile rattled Hawaii on Saturday, exposing what officials say are troubling shortcomings in the network......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 14th, 2018

Hawaii governor promises false missile alert "will never happen again"

CNN Hawaii Governor David Ige released a statement apologizing for Saturday's false missile alert. Ige confirmed "steps have b.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 14th, 2018

The Hawaii worker who "pressed the wrong button" has been reassigned

Twitter/@rveIvts A worker who sent Hawaii's false missile alert has reportedly been r.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 14th, 2018

FCC Chair Says Hawaii Lacked ‘Reasonable Safeguards’ to Prevent False Missile Alert

Ajit Pai said that an investigations are.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJan 14th, 2018

Hawaii Missile Scare: Federal Officials to Probe False Attack Alert That Caused Mass Panic

“Emergency alerts are meant to keep us and our families safe, not to create false panic. We must investigate and we must do better,” tweeted FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 14th, 2018

Trump Stays Silent on Hawaii Missile Alert, Retweets Conspiracy Theorist and Attacks Michael Wolff Instead

Trump has been criticized for his silence on the incident which saw a false incoming missile alert issued by officials in Hawaii......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 14th, 2018