Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Ward: Step- by-step walkthrough of the software, hardware, and personnel that led to false alarm
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:01 PM :: 7112 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Military


Step-by-Step Walk Through of HI-EMA’s Early Alert System Requested

News Release from Office of Rep Gene Ward January 15, 2018

HONOLULU, HAWAIʻI–On Monday, January 15, Representative Gene Ward (R–Hawaiʻi Kai, Kalama Valley) wrote a letter to Governor David Ige, Administrator Vern Miyagi, and Major General Arthur J. Logan calling for a tour of the HI-EMA facilities at Diamond Head and a step- by-step walkthrough of the software, hardware, and personnel that led to the false alarm. 

“Quite frankly, the information we have been given in mea culpa simplicity terms of human error lacks credibility. Until I see the room the decision was made in and the step-by-step decision tree, I find it incredible that one person without any safe guards has the full faith and confidence of the Governor and Generals, without the approval from PACOM to tell 1.4 million people that a nuclear weapon is on its way to Hawaiʻi,” Ward said. 

He added "[It] is of the utmost importance that legislators tour the HI-EMA facilities and gain a firsthand understanding of what happened,” Ward noted.

“I therefore urge you to organize a HI-EMA tour immediately, so we can see first-hand what took place last Saturday. Also, if you expect Friday’s hearing at the Legislature to lead to closure of this matter, an onsite forensic tour is of utmost necessity. What we have heard so far still falls way short of the specific details that legislators need. We must be on-the-scene and walked through what software, decision-tree, and personnel were responsible for executing last Saturday’s false missile attack,” Ward concluded. 



TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii


Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Moms for Liberty

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii


Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii