ABC NEWS: Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee who mistakenly sent out missile alert is refusing to cooperate with FCC investigation
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) January 25, 2018
FCC: Person who sent false Hawaii missile alert refusing to cooperate
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee who mistakenly sent out a mobile alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile is refusing to cooperate with the Federal Communications Commission investigation, an FCC official said Thursday on Capitol Hill.
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At a hearing with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Lisa Fowlkes, the head of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at the FCC, said the federal agency is pleased with the cooperation from leadership in Hawaii, but disappointed in the refusal from the key employee.
Hawaii governor forgot Twitter password during false missile alert crisis
As if the Hawaii false missile alert incident wasn’t embarrassing enough already, Hawaii’s governor has now admitted that he took 15 minutes longer to tweet a reassurance because he had forgotten his Twitter password.
Governor David Ige (D) was informed of the erroneous notification only two minutes after it was pushed out at 8:07 AM HST, but he didn’t tweet that it was a false alarm to his 7,687 followers until 8:24 AM. “I have to confess that I don’t know my Twitter account log-ons and the passwords, so certainly that’s one of the changes that I’ve made,” said the governor on Monday. “I’ve been putting that on my phone so that we can access the social media directly.”
There is NO missile threat. t.co/qR2MlYAYxL
— Governor David Ige (@GovHawaii) January 13, 2018