The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)
Manager, Systems Engineering Department
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)
January 16, 2008
Transcript (MS Word)
Slides: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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SNL IPAWS Suppliers Website
FEMA IPAWS Website
8/28/07 IPAWS Press Release
Executive Order 13407: Public Alert and Warning
1/8/08 Government Technology article "Local Emergency Alert Capabilities Not Keeping Pace with How 21st-Century Citizens Receive and Process Information"
|24 Ratings Submitted: 13 attended, 11 read transcript only|
|5 (21%)||Academia 1 (4%)|
|7 (29%)||Business 7 (29%)|
|9 (38%)||Government 12 (50%)|
|3 (12%)||Volunteers 3 (13%)|
|0 (0%)||Other 1 (4%)|
Steven J McGee
SAW Concepts LLC
"Very interesting information. Technically a little out of my league but as a planner and user I can't wait to see finished products."
Jefferson County Public Health
"Suggestion, maybe future presenter may post their initial talk earlier for us to peruse; at the same time that will save about 15 minutes of Q&A time."
"Session was succinct and presented the structure, status, and direction of IPAWS very clearly."
Darryl E. Parker
"The discussion was very technical. Much was over my head. Some questions were not able to be answered by the presenter. Perhaps there should have been another presenter to handle certain aspects of IPAWS not able to be handled by the presenter."
"This was a very informative session. Sandia is heading in the right direction as to not trying to duplicate, but use existing programs for integration. It is due to Katrina that DHS is catching on to the information technology age. Information given in a timely maner can save lives! Thank you for putting these sessions together as always very useful in nature and content!"
Superstition Search and Rescue
"Good material but an overload on new acronyms."
"Information like this is wonderful for the business world since in the past, government has usually created policies in a vaccuum."
"I work with alerting software and this is helpful."
"Thank you for providing transcripts for those of us that can't sit in on the sessions."
Lake Co Emergency Management- Michigan
Mr. Glaser currently manages the Systems Engineering Department at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and is SNL's point of contact for Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Coordination and Intelligence (C5I) systems. As part of the Transportation Safeguards and Surety Programs Group, he is the Program Manager for FEMA's Integrated Public Alert and Warning Systems (IPAWS) program.
Ron has been the program manager for the SNL Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection (AT/FP) business area and the manager responsible for the Unconventional Nuclear Weapons Defense (UNWD) program for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Prior to joining the Security Systems and Technology Center in 1999, Ron was the Business Area manager for Information Systems Engineering Applications at SNL. He was a Principal Investigator at the Defense Communications Agency (now DISA) Special Programs Development Office in Washington, DC and led the development of the Modular Building Block (MBB) concept for survivable command centers.
Early career activities include Security Systems Research, Development and Applications [lead Electrical Engineer (EE) on security surveys of five Department of State (DOS) Foreign Service Posts; Test Director and principal EE on DOS Aqueous Foam building access denial systems (lead for overseas installation team) and designer of the first Department of Energy (DOE) approved fire set for occupied-area activated-denial use].
Mr. Glaser holds bachelor and masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Mexico. He completed an Advanced Management Certificate Program at the University of NM in 1999. Ron is a member of NSPE, IEEE, ASIS & NDIA and a life member of the Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering National Honor Society.