And just like that, the color-coded terrorist warning system has gone away. Actually, it wasn’t quite that abrupt. This article notes that the threat warning levels formulated in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 3 (HSPD 3) was used less and less during the past few years. Although the threat level changed 16 times since its 2002 introduction, two recent attempted attacks passed without a change in the threat level.
The article notes that the Department of Homeland Security chose to work more directly with the agencies and organizations that needed to be more alert because of specific threats. The National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS), which replaces the color-coded system, will continue on this track. You can read more about NTAS on this page.
Though one system replaces another, the need for organizations to remain vigilant and protect themselves against threats remains. We’re ready to help you secure your personnel and facilities from terrorists or any other threats, so contact us to get the process started.