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FCC to Test Disaster Information Reporting System on June 10-12, 2024

June 3, 2024

The Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will conduct a voluntary Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) exercise on June 10-12, 2024. During times of crisis, such as hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes, the FCC may activate DIRS. Communications providers can use DIRS to quickly and efficiently report the operational status of their service and infrastructure to the FCC, as well as to request assistance. This is a voluntary exercise. The exercise will help ensure that communications providers, including broadcast, wireless, satellite, broadband, and wireline providers, can access and file reports in the DIRS system, train new employees to become familiar with the DIRS reporting process, and update DIRS contact information.

On December 4, 2023, the legacy DIRS system was decommissioned in favor of a new platform, accessible directly at The new DIRS system has been modernized to enhance security and network features to better ensure the integrity of the system.

Full details on how to participate are in the FCC Public Notice:

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