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Counter-Terrorism Response

2020 Homeland Threat Assessment

The Department of Homeland Security’s 2020 Homeland Threat Assessment is a first-of-its-kind report synthesizing threat assessments across DHS including intelligence and operational components.

Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence

The United States faces increasingly complex threats from terrorism and targeted violence. Both continue to pose a grave threat in ways that have evolved dramatically in the nearly two decades since the 9/11 attacks. Although foreign terrorist organizations remain intent on striking our Homeland, we also face a growing threat from domestic actors.  Our enemies seek to spur violence in our communities and divide our society.  Combating terrorism and targeted violence requires the combined efforts of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department), our Federal and state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) government partners and civil society.

S&T - The 5RD Network Terrorism Prevention Meeting

The Five Country Research and Development (5RD) Terrorism Prevention Meeting was hosted by the United Kingdom Home Office’s Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT), in London, UK, September 10-13, 2018.

Accessing the Terrorism Prevention Literature Library

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) developed a comprehensive and publicly available literature review and ontology dashboard to organize CVE literature. This new capability streamlines the ability for end users and practitioners to access peer-reviewed and methodologically sound research products to develop an evidence base in the field of terrorism prevention for what works, what doesn’t, and why.

S&T FRG Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) – Developing a Research Roadmap

In furtherance of its mission to conduct evidence-based research to inform policy recommendations, operational requirements, and public safety needs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has developed a countering violent extremism (CVE) framework (the Framework).

Declaración de DHS sobre el ataque en Barcelona

La Secretaria Interina de Seguridad Nacional Elaine Duke ha sido informada sobre la situación en Barcelona, España y está al tanto de cualquier desarrollo.  DHS se ha mantenido en comunicación con las autoridades españolas y el Departamento está preparado para apoyar a nuestros aliados según responden y se recuperan de este horroroso ataque.

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