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U.S. DHS Updates National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) and the Mariana Regional Fusion Center (MRFC) follow the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) updates to the National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS).

Since December of 2015, DHS has added a new form of advisory, the NTAS Bulletin, which provides information to the public. It describes broader, more general trends and current developments regarding threats of terrorism. The NTAS features an advisory system that consists of three types: Bulletin, Elevated Alert and Imminent Alert, with the Bulletin being the lowest form of advisory. For more information on the levels of advisory, visit https://www.dhs.gov/ntas-frequently-asked-questions.

“The current NTAS bulletin extends the duration of the last NTAS bulletin until January 18, 2019. The current bulletin reiterates the very real threat of foreign terrorist organizations and their use of different means to recruit individuals already in the homeland,” stated Homeland Security Advisor, George Charfauros. “This bulletin is not in connection to any specific threat to the United States, at this time. Rather, it provides insight into the general trends regarding threats of terrorism.”

The community is advised to report any suspicious activity, social media posts or messages relating to current events, to local authorities and the MRFC online at https://mlrin.org/, following the joint campaign between Department of Homeland Security and Government of Guam, “If You See Something, Say Something” or call 671-475-0400 / email teammrfc@mlrin.org. In the event of an emergency, call 911.

For more details on the inclusion of the NTAS Bulletin, and to review any alerts or bulletins issued by DHS, visit https://www.dhs.gov/national-terrorism-advisory-system. Attached is the most recent NTAS bulletin, issued September 14, 2018 (EDT). GHS/OCD will continue to share any bulletins or alerts issued by DHS.

For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at jenna.g.blas@ghs.guam.gov.

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