Threat Conditions

Assignment Factors

Factors for assignment of Threat Conditions. The Homeland Security Advisory System will provide a framework for the Attorney General, in consultation with the Director of the Office of Homeland Security, to assign Threat Conditions, which can apply nationally, regionally, by sector or to a potential target. Cabinet Secretaries and other members of the Homeland Security Council will be consulted as appropriate. A variety of factors may be used to assess the threat. 

Among these considerations are:

  • How grave is the threat?
  • Is the threat corroborated?
  • Is the threat specific and / or imminent?
  • Is the threat credible?