US 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 included 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 is in effect until Jan. 18, 2020. The current bulletin provides a brief summary of the situation with Iran,” stated Tim Aguon, Homeland Security advisor. “While the bulletin highlights there is no specific, credible threat to the United States at this time, the Department of Homeland Security is actively monitoring and preparing for any threat. It is important for the community to be aware of the current situation with foreign nation states and remain vigilant.”

In the CNMI, Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres issued the following statement on the US Department of Homeland Security’s National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin regarding the changing threat landscape following the recent US airstrikes in Iraq that led to the elimination of Qaseem Soleimani the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.

“As governor, my administration and I continue to receive updates from the White House and the Department of Homeland Security on the situation in the Middle East. While DHS has indicated that there are no specific, credible threats against the US, the CNMI Government will continue to monitor any and all threats to the United States homeland and here in the Marianas in collaboration