New National Terrorism Advisory System goes into effect.
Press Release Summary:
April 28, 2011 - U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced implementation of the new National Terrorism Advisory System, replacing the color-coded alert that had been in effect since 2002. NTAS alerts, defined as Elevated Threat or Imminent Threat, will provide clear, concise information on nature of potential threat, including geographic region, mode of transportation or critical infrastructure potentially affected, actions being taken to ensure public safety, and recommended steps to respond to threat.
Original Press Release
New National Terrorism Advisory System Goes into Effect
Press release date: April 20, 2011
Warns of a credible terrorist threat against the United States Imminent Threat: Warns of a credible, specific, and impending terrorist threat against the United States Read DHS's public guide outlining the new system. ANSI-HSSP
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