DHS, through S&T, was awarded a U.S. patent for the HExCAT, protecting the Department’s invention and guaranteeing that the technology can help fulfill the DHS mission for years to come.
This fact sheet outlines the Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) work to deliver guidance on the types of measures and spending that align with reducing the number of casualties of soft target or crowded places incidents, by addressing the primary research question of “how prevention, protection, and response/recovery investments can reduce the risk of casualties from attacks on soft targets and crowded places?"
CVE Diversion Program – Assessment Tools to Support Secondary and Tertiary Intervention for Violent Extremism Report
Countering Violent Extremism: Diversion Program—Assessment Tools to Support Secondary and Tertiary Intervention for Violent Extremism Report
New Explosives Planning and Research Tool (ExPRT) aggregates decades of research and data into a central, accessible, and actionable repository.
The DHS, I&A, National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Program Office partners with LSU NCBRT to provide the Instructor Development Threat Evaluation and Reporting Course (ID-TERC). This page contains the flyer announcing the ID-TERC training for Fiscal Year 2024.
The Master Trainer Program certifies Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (F/SLTT) partners in the instruction of Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM) techniques and best practices. This instructor development and certification program prepares F/SLTT partners to train their local communities and empower homeland partners to mitigate threats and prevent acts of targeted violence.
Official memo from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, directing a 90-day PRC Threats Sprint across the Department.
NTER provides online training and digital resources helping build partners' capacity to identify and report suspicious or potentially concerning behaviors and prevent violent attacks.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis, National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Office has partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to release an eLearning module for the public titled, “Foundations of Targeted Violence Prevention".
The goal of this eLearning module is to educate the public on threatening or potentially concerning behaviors and where to report them, providing an opportunity for intervention to prevent targeted violence from occurring. It seeks to assist in preventing targeted violence by empowering community members to recognize threats or potentially concerning behaviors, understand what behaviors may be displayed by a person who is on a pathway to violence, learn where to report information of concern, and understand how the information reported will be used to keep our community safe.
On November 30, 2022, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin regarding the continued heightened threat environment across the United States.