Saturday is usually the day that I set aside to go back and look at a number of web sites that don’t change frequently, but would have information that readers of this blog might be interested in. One of those web sites is the National Terrorism Advisory System web site. Interestingly every page on that site was ‘updated’ yesterday.
Now this is not one of the sites that I keep site maps for so that I can track infinitesimal changes in the site language so I cannot tell what changes have been specifically made. In fact, it does not look like any real changes have been made to the site; but, each page carries a note at the bottom that: “Last Published Date: September 5, 2014”.
With a lot of politicians talking about the increased homeland threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in recent weeks it is interesting that DHS takes the time to publicly ‘update’ its web site for issuing terrorism alerts.
Now watching this web site should not be anyone’s method of getting NTAS alerts. Watching any newsfeed will probably get you the alerts in a timely fashion, but if you want to get immediate notification the web site does provide links for following NTAS on Twitter® or on Facebook®, receiving email notifications, or putting an active link on your web site (like I have on mine).