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Office of Public Affairs



September 14, 2018



A Vigilant Public Remains One of our Greatest Assets    


WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen reissued the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin pertaining to the terror threat to the U.S. homeland. After carefully considering the current threat environment, as well as input from the Department’s intelligence and law enforcement partners, Secretary Nielsen determined it is necessary to extend the NTAS Bulletin at this time.


Terrorist groups continue to inspire, enable and direct their followers to spread chaos using homemade weapons and by striking soft targets and crowded places. They also remain focused on conducting more sophisticated attacks using conventional weapons as well as new technologies and tactics. DHS is committed to staying a step ahead of our enemies, and an informed and vigilant public remains one of the Department’s greatest assets in protecting the homeland.


This marks the seventh iteration of the Bulletin on the homegrown terrorism threat since the first Bulletin was released in December 2015.


You can read the new NTAS Bulletin  here.



The National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, replaces the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS). This 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.

Visit the NTAS site at http://www.dhs.gov/national-terrorism-advisory-system to learn more.

Recently, US DHS has improved this system by adding the new advisory level of "Bulletin."  Bulletins, when issued, are intended to provide the American public with more flexible, timely and useful information regarding terrorist threats to Our Homeland.

For more information regarding the new NTAS Bulletins read the pdfNTAS Bulletin Fact Sheet.

For answers to some Frequently Asked Questions regrading the National Terrorism Alert System read the pdfNTAS FAQs.

Download thispdflocal poster or thepdfnational poster  and displayit at the office, your business, school or other public area to help raise awareness of this useful system.

You can sign up with US DHS to receive NTAS alerts by email, Facebook and/or Twitter.



View pdfNTAS Advisory Bulletin Sep 2018