DHS S&T developed a comprehensive and publicly available literature review and ontology dashboard to organize TVTP 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.
Homegrown Violent Extremism (HVE)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) investments have spurred growth in literature addressing terrorism prevention. S&T has delivered dozens of research products, fact sheets, evaluations, and capabilities to practitioners and the general public. This page will provide a full listing of all S&T terrorism prevention publications as they become available.
The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) terrorism prevention mission by conducting applied research and evaluation, transitioning new capabilities, and integrating scientifically derived knowledge into homeland security policies and activities to improve prevention approaches to violent extremism.
Written testimony of I&A for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “Adapting to Defend the Homeland Against the Evolving International Terrorist Threat”
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence Operations Robin Taylor addresses how I&A helps protect the homeland in today’s dynamic threat environment.
This reference aid is about homegrown violent extremists (HVE) in the United States. These individuals are most frequently supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS), al-Qa‘ida, or designated foreign terrorist organizations (FTO) allied with these two groups.a,b It also discusses HVEs’ connections to FTOs, participation in multiple types of terrorism activities, historical attack data and recent examples of lethal attacks, targeting and tactical trends, locations, demographics, and common behavioral indicators during their radicalization to violence.
Statement for the record of DHS OCP for a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts hearing titled “Willful Blindness: Consequences of Agency Efforts to Deemphasize Radical Islam in Combating Terrorism”
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS ) Office for Community Partnerships (OCP) Director George Selim addresses priorities and key actions of DHS to address ISIL and other terrorist’s attempts at online recruitment and radicalization to violence.
Written testimony of DHS Deputy Secretary Mayorkas for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “Protecting America from the Threat of ISIS”
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas highlights priorities and key actions of the Department of Homeland Security to address terrorist threats to the U.S., particularly following the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s November 2015 and March 2016 terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.
Written testimony of I&A Under Secretary for a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing titled “Terrorism Gone Viral: The Attack in Garland, Texas and Beyond”
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Under Secretary Francis Taylor addresses the foreign fighter threat and current efforts to disrupt terrorist travel.