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.
Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)
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.
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.
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.
Past local terrorism prevention programs did not undergo robust, independent evaluation. To redress this gap, at the request of the DHS Office of Terrorism Prevention Partnerships (OTPP), S&T was looked upon to collaborate with subject matter experts in the field to study these programs’ effectiveness in delivering information about what does and does not work in the prevention space.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in coordination with the Five Country Research and Development (5RD) Terrorism Prevention Network, identified a need to conduct systematic reviews of prior research and evaluations.
The Department of Homeland Security strives every day to help federal agencies, state, local, territorial and tribal governments, and critical infrastructure asset owners and operators raise the baseline of cybersecurity. With the continuous growth of connected systems and rapid technology evolution, cyber vulnerabilities are being discovered in more devices and systems than ever before.