Under this program, the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) conducts evidence-based research to improve the effectiveness of public safety and violence prevention efforts implemented by government agencies and NGOs.
Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)
S&T invests in research and development technologies, methods, and procedures to enhance the physical security of the nation’s critical infrastructure, which includes our air travel system, mass transportation systems, and soft targets such as mass public gatherings.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released an unclassified summary of the joint comprehensive threat assessment on domestic violent extremism.
The ODNI assessment was drafted by the National Counterterrorism Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and DHS, and includes contributions from the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency. All agencies involved are mindful of the duty to respect privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties and to act within the authorities granted to them as they seek to put together as complete an intelligence and analytic picture as is possible.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke with Canadian Federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair to discuss a wide range of security issues, including border safety measures in the COVID-19 environment, domestic violent extremism, cybersecurity, and gun control.
The TVTP Grant Program provides assistance to implement that goal and develops innovative solutions to prevent terrorism and targeted violence.
On Sept. 11, the DHS Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP), joined by Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Tech Against Terrorism, convened the 4th Digital Forum on Terrorism Prevention in Pittsburgh, Pa., to discuss innovative and inclusive ways of building the capacity of credible, local, non-government voices to challenge terrorism and violence.
WASHINGTON - On April 27, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan released the following statement on the synagogue shooting in Poway, California:
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.