Connect the best minds and resources of the wireless industry to the most vital needs of subscribers in an emergency


Provide vital help by . . .

  • Leading advanced wireless expertise, technology and infrastructure support for Search & Rescue operations in national crises
  • Conducting focused research and reporting key learnings to industry, government and the public
  • Providing emergency guidance for 911 centers, law enforcement, wireless service providers and family members

From time to time, WERT may also use it’s unique wireless capabilities and expertise to address other critical needs of society.

By fulfilling this mission we demonstrate good stewardship of our technological capabilities.


January 2010: WERT activated to support the emergency communications needs in Haiti.

WERT Founder and President gives expert testimony before Congress. On September 4, 2003, Karl Rauscher appeared as an expert witness before the U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Homeland Security. Click here to view written statement.


The WERT Final Report for the September 11, 2001 New York City World Trade Center Terrorist Attack (October 2001) documents 134 Key Learnings from the over 250 volunteers directly involved and 23 Recommendations for government and the wireless industry.

The WERT Final Report for the 2005 Hurricane Katrina New Orleans Floods documents 87 Key Learnings from the hundreds of volunteers involved and 27 Recommendations for government and the wireless industry.

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