NTIA Press Releases
For Immediate Release
October 30, 2000
Contact: Ranjit de Silva
(202) 482-7002
Art Brodsky
(202) 482-0019

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Commerce Assistant Secretary Rohde to host demonstration of Internet-based warning system

WASHINGTON-- Gregory L. Rohde, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), will host a news conference on Nov. 1, 2000 to demonstrate a new Internet-based system to warn the public about storms or other weather-related events.

The demonstration will be sponsored by the ISP Business Forum, and is a follow up to the July 17, 2000 All-Hazards Warning roundtable. Jamison Hawkins, Chief, Programs and Plans Division, National Weather Service Office of Science and Technology also will participate in the news conference.

    WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    WHERE: Room 1605 of the Commerce Department building, 14th St. and Pa. Ave., N.W.

SPECIAL LOGISTICS: Because of the room being used for the demonstration, please note: (1) Reporters must come to the entrance at 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. You must bring press credentials for admittance. (2) All pagers, cell phones or other transmitting devices must be turned off when entering the news conference.