February 16, 2011
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Basketball Association are promoting a security-awareness campaign at this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
The campaign, titled “If You See Something, Say Something,” was originally implemented by New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and was later licensed to the federal agency for its own national program. In the past six months, the campaign has been promoted in 9,000 federal buildings nationwide.
“The idea is simple,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said at a press conference in Washington. “It’s asking the American people to be vigilant and to aide local law enforcement.”