Office for Bombing Prevention
The Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) leads the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to implement the National Policy for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices and enhance the Nation’s ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate the terrorist use of explosives against critical infrastructure, the private sector, and Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial entities.
The Office for Bombing Prevention conducts a focused portfolio of activities to coordinate national and intergovernmental bombing prevention efforts; enhance counter-IED capabilities though requirements and gap analysis; and increase IED awareness and information sharing among Federal, State, local, and private sector partners. OBP programs, developed in partnership with stakeholders, are based on a global improvised explosive device threat and vulnerabilities to explosives attack across all critical infrastructure sectors. Through the following programs, OBP enhances the immediate infrastructure protection and bombing prevention capability needs of State, local, and private sector partners:
• Multi-Jurisdiction IED Security Planning
• National Capabilities Analysis Database
• Bombing Prevention Training
• Bomb-making Materials Awareness Program
Leadership and Organization
The Office for Bombing Prevention is led by Patrick Starke.