The DHS Office of SAFETY Act Implementation partnered with the DHS Office for Bombing Prevention to identify nationally accredited training products and services that meet the counter-terrorism needs of DHS stakeholders.
The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is helping intelligence analysts, law enforcement, and policymakers understand terrorist groups’ modus operandi, tactics, and activity level. GTD users apply this understanding to identify trends and inform strategies to counter terrorist activities.
The Assistant for Randomized Monitoring Over Routes (ARMOR) tool prevents criminals and terrorists from predicting where and when security patrols will conduct their rounds or set up checkpoints. The Los Angeles Airport (LAX) police, Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are all using versions of ARMOR.
START advances science-based knowledge about the causes and consequences of terrorism, and the effectiveness and consequences of responses to terrorism.
On April 21, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan released a statement in response to the reported terror attacks in Sri Lanka.
On April 19, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan released a statement on the establishment of the new DHS Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention.
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.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released a statement in response the shootings in New Zealand.
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.
To counter the continually growing and changing threat of violent extremism, DHS S&T has developed a free and publicly accessible research findings dashboard that hosts more than 1,500 cataloged terrorism prevention and countering violent extremism research documents.