Wednesday, September 16, 2009

U.S. Should Simplify Terror Warning System, Panel Says

From The Washington Post:

A bipartisan task force recommended Tuesday that the Obama administration simplify and reset the U.S. government's iconic color-coded terrorism warning system to the lowest of three new levels, if it keeps using levels at all.

The findings, which Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she will share with the White House and national security officials, could lead to substantial changes to a widely panned but politically sensitive tool created after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to alert the nation to threats.

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My Comment: My feelings towards this color coded system are neutral. I personally do not think the average person cares about this system, and for the professionals (first responders) who have now grown accustomed to it .... I am not sure that they would be enthusiastic for an overhaul.

But government is all about change .... so expect big changes and money spent to overhaul this system.

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