The man who sent a message to Hawaii residents incorrectly telling them a ballistic missile was heading toward the islands has been fired.
Civil Beat reported a retired army major general, who was the administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency at the time of the 13 January false alarm, has also resigned.
State officials announced the staff shake-up as they released the findings of an internal investigation.
New information was also released indicating the state employee who mistakenly sent out the alert, believed an actual attack was underway.
The investigation found the employee had confused drills with real threats at least two times before, once during a fire incident test and another time during a tsunami test.
According to the report, the employee, who has a history of performance problems, and had been a 'source of concern' for more than 10 years.
During the investigation, several of his colleagues stated they were not comfortable with having him as a supervisor, part of a two-person team, or even as a member of the state warning apparatus.