Through consultations, site visits, and facilitating connections to experts, NTER provides guidance and support to agencies and organizations aiming to improve their processes for identifying, investigating, assessing, and managing potential threats of targeted violence. NTER conducts proactive outreach to a broad network of key partners and stakeholders to provide the most effective and up-to-date information and support.
NTER strengthens information sharing by producing Quarterly Bulletins and Webinars designed to share research developments and resources to examine threats of targeted violence and terrorism for F/SLTT and Private Sector partners. These bulletins and webinars bring together experts and research from a wide variety of disciplines to provide operational awareness of emerging trends and topics in BTAM, targeted violence, and violence prevention.
As the threat environment continues to evolve, the NTER Office assists Federal, State, Local, Tribal, Territorial (F/SLTT) and Private Sector partners in adapting processes for identifying and mitigating homeland security threats of targeted violence, regardless of motive. NTER opens the aperture on threat identification and reporting by integrating a behavioral approach to violence prevention.
The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) is a joint collaborative effort by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement partners. This initiative provides law enforcement with another tool to help prevent terrorism and other related criminal activity by establishing a national capacity for gathering, documenting, processing, analyzing, and sharing SAR information.
The NSI is a standardized process—including stakeholder outreach, privacy protections, training, and technology assistance—for identifying and reporting suspicious activity in jurisdictions across the country and also serves as the unified focal point for sharing SAR information.
DHS serves as the lead for NSI program management and training.
The National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Office shares information and resources with federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (F/SLTT) and private sector homeland security partners to assist in threat mitigation and targeted violence prevention, regardless of motive. NTER advances partners' ability to identify, investigate, assess, report and share tips and leads linked to emerging homeland security threats, while providing a host of information sharing services, such as program support, resources, and training.
The National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Program’s mission is to strengthen information sharing and enhance our Homeland Security partners’ ability to identify and prevent targeted violence and mass attacks, regardless of ideology. Our quarterly bulletin is designed to help inform our customers of research developments and resources and to examine Homeland threats through a threat assessment and management perspective.
The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) has developed a list of DHS and federal resources for communities to prevent targeted violence and threats. This document has been translated into various languages below.