Emergency Management and Homeland Security News
September 9th, 2011: Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Urging Public Vigilance
“As we head into the 9/11 anniversary weekend, we continue to urge the American public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities. Simply put, if you see something, say something." (read more)
April 20th, 2011:The National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, replaces the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS). This new system will more effectively communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the public, government agencies, first responders, airports and other transportation hubs, and the private sector.
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 what they should do.
CIKR stands for "Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources" - an umbrella term referring to the assets of the United States essential to the nation's security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life. Check out the video to learn more about how a groundbreaking public-private partnership works to safeguard the nation's Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources.
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