Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas delivered remarks at the National Press Club.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) supports DHS’s commitment to enhancing our collective ability to prevent all forms of terrorism and targeted violence. This newsletter will serve to update readers on news, events, and data related to our prevention mission, as well as our collaborative work with our many partners.
On May 12, Secretary Mayorkas appeared before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee to testify in a hearing titled, "Domestic Violent Extremism in America." His delivered remarks are below:
Building on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to combating all forms of terrorism and targeted violence, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced today that DHS has established a new Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) to improve the Department’s ability to combat terrorism and targeted violence, consistent with privacy protections, civil rights and civil liberties, and other applicable laws.
DHS's Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and the Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) provide a resource to raise awareness of potential risk factors and indicators for targeted violence in schools, raise awareness of the likelihood that students may have been exposed to multiple risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide resources to become an engaged bystander as part of a comprehensive local prevention framework.
From March 8 to 11, DHS’s Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (OTVTP) hosted its 6th Digital Forum, which focused on topics surrounding online gaming and esports. The forum brought together top professionals from a wide range of disciplines, including law enforcement, game development, education, and mental health. Throughout the four-day program, the forum delivered insights and resources on the risks of radicalization to violence through online gaming platforms, but it also emphasized how the gaming industry and civil society are best positioned to create solutions together.
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.
The Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) provides a resource that gives an overview of threat assessment and management teams. Through identifying and managing potential threats, these teams provide alternatives to investigation and/or prosecution for bystanders who are actively seeking intervention assistance with a known individual at risk of mobilizing to violence.
To support DHS research and development (R&D) technology needs, DHS S&T released its annual announcement of the LRBAA.