Department of Homeland Security updates National Terrorism Advisory System

Earlier today, the Department of Homeland Security updated the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, a tool designed to communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public. As part of the Coast Guard’s commitment to unit readiness, we are informing you of the change to the NTAS system and providing our readers with the opportunity to add an NTAS widget to your own websites to keep your workforce and neighbors informed of potential threats.


Department of Homeland Security updates National Terrorism Advisory System

Earlier today, the Department of Homeland Security updated the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, a tool designed to communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public. As part of the Coast Guard’s commitment to the security of America’s waterways, we are informing you of the change to the NTAS system and providing our readers with the opportunity to add an NTAS widget to your own websites to keep friends, family and neighbors informed of potential threats.


William Callaghan, unit chief of the National Joint Terrorism Task Force; Jacquelyn Hamelryck, senior special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Christopher Whitaker, special agent, Coast Guard Investigative Service; Brett Simpson, deputy assistant director for operations, Coast Guard Investigative Service; DeAnna Vargas, acting assistant section chief, Domestic Terrorism Operations Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Kevin Kolbye, special agent in charge, Dallas Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation pose following an award ceremony.

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Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish joined police, fire and environmental protection officials from the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in an exercise aimed at protecting the island of Manhattan from a potential terrorist attack by water. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Annie R. Berlin.

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