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U.S. Aims to End Terror Alert Confusion

The Homeland Security Department wants to make its color-coded terror alert system more user-friendly. The agency has created a task force to review ways that the system could provide more specific guidance to state and local government officials about how to respond when the alert level is raised, department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said Saturday. He said meetings have been set up in October to get reaction from states and localities about how the system is working for them. When the alert level has been raised in the past, local officials complained the threat information provided by the government was too vague and left police and others scrambling to figure out what security measures needed to be put in place. Full Story

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