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Office for Bombing Prevention

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.

OBP conducts a focused portfolio of activities to coordinate national and intergovernmental bombing prevention efforts; enhance counter-improvised explosive device (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 IED 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
• TRIPwire 


To report suspicious behavior, contact your local police department or Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Last Published Date: September 12, 2014
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