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Friday, January 28, 2011

Napolitano Announces New Terror Alert System, Acknowledges Public's Role in Preventing Attacks

By Matthew Harwood

01/28/2011 - The days are numbered for the nation's stoplight-like terror alert system.
During her state of homeland security address yesterday at George Washington University, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano officially announced the retirement of the old color-coded terrorism advisory system and began implementation of a new, more specific system that will be in place nationwide by the end of April.
The system will be built upon "a clear and simple premise," she said. "When a threat develops that could impact you – the public – we will tell you. We will provide whatever information we can so you know how to protect yourselves, your families, and your communities."


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