Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)
Antwane Johnson, Division Director & Program Manager, Integrated Public Alert & Warning System, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Antwane Johnson is the Division Director and Program Manager of the FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System program office, where he is responsible for integrating the nations alert and warning capabilities and ensuring that the President can communicate with the American people under all conditions.
Mr. Johnson was previously the Director for Critical Infrastructure Protection within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense & Americas’ Security Affairs (OASD HD&ASA), where he was responsible for ensuring a resilient defense industrial base to meet the needs of the Department in executing the National Military Strategy.
Prior to his work with Critical Infrastructure Protection, Mr. Johnson worked for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency as the Chief, Information Management Technology where he was responsible for developing arms control technologies in support of conventional and strategic arms control agreements.
Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Norfolk State University with a BS in Mathematics and the National Defense University’s Information Resource Management College Chief Information Officer program. He is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University, Defense Systems Management College, and the Western and Eastern Management Development Centers. Mr. Johnson has received numerous awards, including the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal and the Commanders Award for Civilian Service.
IPAWS: A Communications Tool Before, During and After Incident