Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: To secure the nation from the many threats we face. Homeland Security leverages resources within federal, state and local governments, coordinating the transition of multiple agencies and programs into a single, integrated agency focused on protecting the American people and their homeland. More than 87,000 different governmental jurisdictions at the federal, state and local level have homeland security responsibilities. The comprehensive national strategy seeks to develop a complementary system connecting all levels of government without duplicating effort. Homeland Security is truly a national mission. To learn more visit their site at:  http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm.

Effective April 2011, the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) replaced 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, the private sector, airports and other transportation hubs using Facebook, Twitter or through email subscriber alerts.

To register for alerts and learn more about how this new system will operate, visitwww.dhs.gov/files/programs/ntas.shtm.