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Alert

(əlûrt`), settlement, on Ellesmere Island, extreme N Nunavut Territory, Canada, on the Arctic Ocean. It is the most northerly permanent settlement in the world. The settlement has a radio and meteorological station and a landing strip operated jointly by Canada and the United States.

alert

[ə′lərt]
(ordnance)
A state of readiness against impending danger or for going into action.

alert

A notification to a position that there is an aircraft-to-aircraft or aircraft-to-airspace conflict, as detected by automated problem detection (APD).

alert

(operating system)
/*'l*rt/ An audible and/or visual message intended to inform a system's users or administrators about a change in the operating conditions of that system or about some kind of error condition. In a graphical user interface, an alert would typically be displayed as a small window containing the message and a button to click to dismiss the window.

alert

(1) A sound or message that indicates some predefined event has occurred or a selected operation is about to be performed. The terms "alert" and "alarm" are sometimes used synonymously; however, an alert is more of a warning in advance, whereas an alarm signals that the event or error has occurred. See alarm.

(2) A document with urgent information about a threat or vulnerability such as CIAC Bulletins at http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/CIACHome.html.
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Organizations usually fail to put alerts on the Web, because in the past that meant coordinating with their technical staff to get the text online, and to make any changes needed later.
The law formally established the federal government's role in the AMBER Alert program, appointing DOJ as the agency responsible for coordinating AMBER Alerts on the national level.
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I applaud the Governor and Virginia law enforcement officials for supporting this valuable initiative to protect Virginia's children and for urging citizens to help reunite abducted children with their families by signing up to receive Wireless AMBER Alerts.
The law formally established the federal government's role in the AMBER Alert program, appointing the Department of Justice (DOJ) as the agency responsible for coordinating AMBER Alerts on the national level.
AtHoc IWSAlerts - AtHoc IWSAlerts provides military installations with the ability to send alerts to a computer screen, cell phone or personal digital assistant (PDA) whenever a threat is identified.
Since most identity fraud is self-detected, email alerts such as those now offered by Wells Fargo provide consumers and small businesses with new online tools to more closely monitor their accounts," says James Van Dyke, founder and principal research analyst, Javelin Strategy & Research.
We're calling on the public to sign up to receive AMBER Alerts and send the message to kidnappers that if you take a child, we will all be looking for you.