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FCC Tells Hearing Hawaiian EAS Official Isn’t Cooperating

Lisa Fowlkes testifies on false alarm investigation

WASHINGTON ��FCC Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau Chief Lisa Fowlkes signaled the commission is running into some pushback as it investigates the accidental triggering Jan. 13 of a nuclear missile alert in Hawaii.

That came at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Thursday on Emergency Alert Systems, including wireless emergency alerts.

“We are disappointed that one key employee, the person who transmitted the false alert, is refusing to cooperate with our investigation.” She said she hoped they would reconsider.

Fowlkes did say she was pleased with the level of cooperation the FCC had gotten from the leadership of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.