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USGIF Collegiate Accreditation
USGIF’s accreditation of collegiate Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Programs, awards colleges and universities the ability to offer geospatial intelligence certificate programs accompanying a college degree. Colleges and universities must apply and meet the guidelines and standards in order to have undergraduate and/or graduate programs accredited.
Wireless Emergency Alerts
The Wireless Emergency Alerts system is an essential part of America's emergency preparedness. Since its launch in 2012 through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the WEA system been used more than 40,000 times to warn the public about dangerous weather, missing children, and other critical situations – all through alerts on compatible cell phones and other mobile devices.
WEA is a public safety system that allows customers who own certain wireless phones and other compatible mobile devices to receive geographically-targeted, text-like messages alerting them of imminent threats to safety in their area.
WEA enables government officials to target emergency alerts to specific geographic areas – lower Manhattan, for example.
Updated on October 5, 2020