HAZ Collect
Speeding Emergency Messages to the Public

Herbert L. White
Dissemination Services Manager
NOAA's National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services
Silver Spring, Maryland

September 28, 2005

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Slides: 1, 2, 3, 4

Related Websites:
HazCollect Website
HazCollect Test Documentation
DMIS Website

EIC Website

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Herb White has been Dissemination Services Manager in the National Weather Service's (NWS) Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services since January, 2000. In developing and managing product formats, codes, and service delivery from NWS communications systems, Mr. White helps to ensure effective dissemination of NWS products and further redistribution by NWS partners and customers. Since 2001, he has been active in enhancing NWS all-hazards dissemination and the national public warning capabilities.

Mr. White has held numerous positions in the NWS Employee's Organization, including National Director of Legislative and Public Affairs. He has written and edited a number of articles, white papers, and publications and testified before Congress on weather warning and forecasting issues.

Mr. White became interested in weather in his Junior High School years in south-central Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University and has completed numerous courses at the NWS Training Center and Operational Support Facility, Naval Postgraduate School and Florida State University.