BC: Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeland_Security_Advisory_System#Severe_.28Red.29 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_Homeland_Security http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rand_Beers
FC: The Department Of Homeland Security
1: The Department Of Homeland Security(or DHS) was established in 2002, because of the 9/11 attacks. They respond to many things such as, man-made accidents, natural disasters, and terrorist attacks. Their headquarters is located in Nebraska. They have roughly around 240,000 employees. Rand Beers is the head of the DHS, or the Secretary of the DHS.
2: In March 2002, The Department of Homeland Security created the Homeland Security Advisory System. In this System is a color coded advisory threat specialized in terroristic attacks. There are 5 different levels in the color coded system. Since its existence there has only been one time when the threat level was raised to red. That was in August 2006 when British law enforcement made public that they had disrupted a "major terror plot" to blow up an air craft. The threat level was raised until mid September after the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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