On January 28, 2021, Deputy Undersecretary for the DHS Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans James McCament gave opening remarks at the Atlantic Council’s virtual workshop, entitled, "The Future of Homeland Security and Resilience in Today's Changing Threat Environment.”
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.
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.
DHS S&T OSAI in partnership with the National Institute of Building Sciences developed a set of best practices and a new online tool, Best Practices for Anti-Terrorism Security (BPATS), for building owners to evaluate their operations end-to-end before applying for SAFETY Act protections.
DHS 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.
Written testimony of CBP and I&A for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing titled “One Flight Away: Examination of the Threat posed by ISIS Terrorists with Western Passports”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations acting Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, CBP Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison acting Assistant Commissioner Troy Miller, and Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Deputy Under Secretary for Analysis Jenny Lasley address CBP’s security measures to protect the United States from the threat of terrorists and terrorist weapons, including threats connected with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.