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Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire)

TRIPwire Homepage

Developed and maintained by the Office of Infrastructure Protection’s Office for Bombing Prevention, the Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire) is the Department’s 24/7 online, secure, collaborative, information-sharing network for bomb squad, law enforcement, and other emergency services personnel to learn about current terrorist improvised explosive device (IED) tactics, techniques, and procedures, including design and emplacement considerations.

TRIPwire combines expert analyses and reports with relevant documents, images, and videos gathered directly from terrorist sources to help law enforcement anticipate, identify, and prevent IED incidents. A secure, restricted-access information-sharing network, TRIPwire is provided free of charge only to members of the bombing prevention community.

TRIPwire Community Gateway

TRIPwire Community Gateway Homepage

The TRIPwire Community Gateway is a Web portal designed specifically for critical infrastructure owners, operators, and private security personnel.

The Gateway provides expert threat analyses, reports, and planning documents to help key private sector partners anticipate, identify, and prevent IED incidents.

The TRIPwire Community Gateway shares IED-related information tailored to each of the 18 critical infrastructure sectors, in accordance with the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.

Sector partners benefit from increased communication, improved awareness of emerging threats, and access to resources and guidance on specific IED preventive and protective measures for their facilities and requirements.

TRIPwire Community Gateway information is currently available on the Homeland Security Information Network Critical Sectors portal.

TRIPwire Facts

"TRIPwire is exactly the kind of support local
law enforcement needs on the federal
level to combat and to interdict terrorism."
--Chief William Bratton, Los Angeles Police Department

  • TRIPwire has more than 11,800 approved and registered users including more than 2,300 certified bomb technicians, representing 72 federal departments and agencies, 58 military units, and 907 state and local agencies.
  • More than 75 private sector organizations use TRIPwire.

By e-mail:

Office for Bombing Prevention 

TRIPwire Help Desk


Last Published Date: September 16, 2014
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