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DHS Considers Alternatives To Color-Coded Warnings

Responding to widespread criticism, Department of Homeland Security officials are considering changes to the color-coded terrorism warning system and other methods of providing more useful information to the public without causing panic or disclosing closely held intelligence. Among the possibilities forwarded to Secretary Michael Chertoff are issuing lower-key alerts on the department’s Web site — as the State Department does now with travel advisories — rather than by holding news conferences, and changing the color categories to numbers or letters, current and former officials said.Full Story

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