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Jeh Johnson: New Terror Warning System to Include Intermediate-Level Threats

operational-security1The Department of Homeland Security plans to deploy a new terror threat warning system that works to notify the public of a homeland security threat at an intermediate level, The Hill reported Monday.

Jeh Johnson
Jeh Johnson

Julian Hattem writes the upcoming system will succeed the currently used National Terrorism Advisory System and will be the federal government’s third major warning system since Sept. 11, 2001.

“We need a system that informs the public at large of what we are seeing… removing some of the mystery about the global terrorist threat, what we are doing about it and what we are asking the public to do,” DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said at a Defense One-hosted event Monday.

Jerry Markon also reports for Washington Post that the rollout plan follows the recent attack in San Bernardino, California that appears to be terrorist-inspired rather than terrorist-directed.

Johnson noted that the new advisory system would work to reflect the realities of the current global threat environment, the report said.

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