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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said today that in the coming days he will announce a "new terror alert system" for the United States. "I believe that we need to do a better job of informing the public at large of what we are seeing, removing some of the mystery about the global terrorism threat and what we are doing about it and what we are asking the public to do,” Johnson said. Johnson said the United States has moved into a “new phase” in the global terrorist threat and requires an alert system that can respond appropriately.
The current National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS), which replaced the old color-coded warning system, has never been activated because it depends on a specific, credible threat to the homeland. Following Johnson's remarks, a DHS official said that this was actually "not a new system." "Earlier this year, Secretary Johnson directed a review of the NTAS to determine how the Department of Homeland Security can more effectively and quickly communicate information to the public and other partners regarding threats to the homeland. This is not a new system. DHS will announce changes to the NTAS in the near future," said the official. "As always, we will adjust security measures, as necessary, to protect the American people to meet a constantly evolving threat picture."
originally posted by: ReadLeader
a reply to: Revolution9
The hallway smelt of boiled cabbage and old rag mats. At one end of it a coloured poster, too large for indoor display, had been tacked to the wall.