Elysa Jones holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She comes to the emergency management community after over twenty years providing contractor support to the Army Dept of Defense missile defense program in the area of operating systems support and analysis. For the past nine years, Mrs. Jones has been the Engineering Program Manager for Warning Systems, Inc. in the design, development and deployment of over 100,000 Tone Alert Radios and numerous software controlled warning dissemination systems. In this capacity, she has served as a board member for the Partnership for Public Warning, works closely with the Emergency Interoperability Consortium and chairs the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee. This committee developed the first emergency data standard for communicating warnings, the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) as well as the Emergency Data Exchange Language Distribution Element (EDXL-DE) for defining content based routing assertions for any emergency data. In February 2006, she was awarded the first annual Leadership in Emergency Interoperability Award granted by the Emergency Interoperability Consortium.    (18LJ)