In September 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence (CTTV Framework) and now offers this corresponding Public Action Plan demonstrating the Department’s efforts to combat emerging threats and improve information sharing. The Public Action Plan provides a high-level outline of the goals set by DHS, including efforts to secure cyberspace, deter lone wolf attacks, and secure soft targets such as churches and schools, along with the ability to dynamically modify DHS resources as new threats emerge.
You may have seen the breaking news that S&T is standing up a new Center of Excellence (COE).
Thank you, Secretary Chertoff and Congresswoman Harman, for the kind introduction.
It’s great to be here with the Homeland Security Experts Group, where colleagues, experts, and thought leaders can constructively discuss the most pressing threats to the Homeland.
Some of you have served at the Department, and others continue to serve as mentors and friends to Departmental leadership.
A few of you have even stood in this role—and I often refer to the examples you have set as DHS heads into a new decade, where the threat landscape is more complex and dynamic than ever.
On behalf of the Department and me personally, thank you—to all of you—for lending your expertise and insights to making our country more secure.
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.
The DHS Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted violence explains how the department will use the tools and expertise that have protected and strengthened the country from foreign terrorist organizations to address the evolving challenges of today.
Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and Chief Intelligence Officer David J. Glawe traveled to Herzliya, Israel this week to provide keynote remarks at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism's (ICT’s) 2019 World Summit on Counter-Terrorism. ICT’s annual conference is among the world’s most influential forums for experts in the fields of intelligence, defense, policing, and security studies, attracting more than 1,400 leaders from over 65 nations.
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.