The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has come long way in its efforts to creatin identity protection programs that allow it to better collaborate with local and state governments, the agency’s top network security official said this week.

A bill reintroduced in the Senate Oct. 24 aims to increase the reach of emergency alert communications on national and state levels by preventing some alert opt-outs on mobile phones, requiring that alerts issued by the White House or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) be run repeatedly by television and radio stations, and exploring how to create a system to offer emergency alerts on audio and video online streaming services.

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