Hawaii’s false missile alert leads to new recommendations

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency officials work at the department's command center in Honolulu on Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
A smartphone screen capture shows a false incoming ballistic missile emergency alert sent from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency system. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, file)

HONOLULU — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general has recommended changes to the nation’s emergency alert system after Hawaii officials in January mistakenly warned the public about an incoming ballistic missile.