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What does the THREATCON scale determine?
The condition for defense of the United States homeland and assets abroad
What does the DEFCON scale determine?
The posture of the military to prepare for the likelihood of war
What are Force protection conditions?
A series of measures designed to increase the level of a unit's defense against terrorist attacks
What factors affect the FPCON for an area?
The terrorist threat level
Capability to penetrate existing physical security systems
Risk of terrorist attack to which personnel/assets are exposed
Assets ability to execute mission
Protected asset's criticality to their mission
What is FPCON Normal?
A general global threat of possible terrorist activity exists and warrants a routine security posture
What are the FPCON conditions?
FPCON Normal
FPCON Alpha
FPCON Bravo
FPCON Charlie
FPCON Delta
What is FPCON Delta?
Applies a terrorist attack has occurred or when intelligence is received that terrorist action against a specific location is imminent
What FPCON level is applied when an incident occurs or intelligence is received indicating some form of terrorist action or targeting is likely?
FPFON Charlie
What FPCON applies when an increased or more predictable threat of terrorist exists?
FPCON Bravo
What does DEFCON stand for?
Defense readiness condition
What level DEFCON is the most severe?
DEFCON 1
What level of DEFCON is for normal peacetime readiness?
DEFCON 5
What is DEFCON 3?
Increase in force readiness above normal readiness
Who developed the defense readiness condition system?
Joint Chiefs of Staff