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The Homeland Security Department and other government agencies have been reviewing the Homeland Security Advisory System's usefulness for more than a year. One of the most notable changes to come: The public will no longer hear automated recordings at U.S. airports stating that the threat level is orange.
The Obama administration will take the next three months to roll out a replacement, which will be called the National Terrorism Advisory System. The new plan calls for notifying specific audiences about specific threats. In some cases, it might be a one-page threat description sent to law enforcement officials describing the threat, what law enforcement needs to do about it and what the federal government is doing, one of the officials said.
When agency officials think there is a threat the public should know about, they will issue an announcement and rely on news organizations and social media outlets to get the word out.
Originally posted by apodictic
Is there a link to this? What do they plan to use instead...?
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Seeing as it hasn't gone green or blue since 9/11 and has rarely seen yellow, we really might as well save some money and do away with it.
Just always assume we're always at perpetual orange and think red and panic if you hear a loud bang or announcement.
If something's happening, the news organization barely have the time to sneak in, "Oh and the threat level is red!"
And pretty much anyone who travels with any regularity has tuned out those monotonous, continual announcements anyway. It would be nice not to hear them for a change.
edit on 1/26/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Riffrafter
reply to post by liejunkie01
After all the ridicule that system and Tom Ridge got about it from SNL, Letterman, Leno and a host of others I'm not surprised to see it go.
It was pretty useless. What's wrong with words like Low, Moderate, High and Extreme? Are we that pathetic that we need a Sesame Street system for something supposedly as important as this?