Society News Archive

17 December 2015
National Terrorism Advisory System

In 2011 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) replaced the color-coded alerts of the Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS) with the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS), designed to more effectively communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public.

It recognizes that Americans all share responsibility for the nation's security and should always be aware of the heightened risk of terrorist attack in the United States and of what they should do.

A workplace poster and an FAQ page are available. The NTAS posts alerts on Facebook and Twitter. Currently there is one bulletin in effect.