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Nation's first automated alert network activated

After 16 months of development and testing, a public/private security partnership based in Oregon today officially activated what’s being described as the nation’s first fully automated, Web-based regional security alert system. Known as RAINS-Net and developed by the Regional Alliances for Infrastructure and Network Security, a partnership of 60 IT vendors and more than 300 public and private organizations, the system will provide automated alerts from the Portland 911 center to schools, hospitals and downtown corporate building managers. The secure system will in real time push out to users information concerning emergencies that could affect, for example, all schools or hospitals in a particular area of the city or county. It will also allow reporting of localized emergencies by user organizations, said Charles Jennings, chairman of the RAINS alliance. Full Story

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