FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), today - November 9, at 2:00 PM Eastern. To learn background information and technical details, check out FEMA's extensive website devoted to the EAS. Go here.
Comment: Information concerning this test clearly relates that today is the start of efforts to build out and maintain a nationwide EAS. Although future EAS plans currently do not relate an intent to add in Reverse 911 or other capabilities that are geospatially driven, logic would suggest that's ultimately where things are headed.