The United States remains in a heightened threat environment. Lone offenders and small groups motivated by a range of ideological beliefs and/or personal grievances continue to pose a persistent and lethal threat to the Homeland. Domestic actors and foreign terrorist organizations continue to maintain a visible presence online in attempts to motivate supporters to conduct attacks in the Homeland. Threat actors have recently mobilized to violence, citing factors such as reactions to current events and adherence to violent extremist ideologies. In the coming months, threat actors could exploit several upcoming events to justify or commit acts of violence, including certifications related to the midterm elections, the holiday season and associated large gatherings, the marking of two years since the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and potential sociopolitical developments connected to ideological beliefs or personal hostility. Targets of potential violence include public gatherings, faith-based institutions, the LGBTQI+ community, schools, racial and religious minorities, government facilities and personnel, U.S. critical infrastructure, the media, and perceived ideological opponents.
DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement Following Recent Wildfires in California and the Water Crisis in Mississippi
September 2, 2022: DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement Following Recent Wildfires in California and Water Crisis in Mississippi translations.
The United States remains in a heightened threat environment, as noted in the previous Bulletin, and several recent attacks have highlighted the dynamic and complex nature of the threat environment. In the coming months, we expect the threat environment to become more dynamic as several high-profile events could be exploited to justify acts of violence against a range of possible targets. These targets could include public gatherings, faith-based institutions, schools, racial and religious minorities, government facilities and personnel, U.S. critical infrastructure, the media, and perceived ideological opponents. Threat actors have recently mobilized to violence due to factors such as personal grievances, reactions to current events, and adherence to violent extremist ideologies, including racially or ethnically motivated or anti-government/anti-authority violent extremism. Foreign adversaries—including terrorist organizations and nation state adversaries—also remain intent on exploiting the threat environment to promote or inspire violence, sow discord, or undermine U.S. democratic institutions. We continue to assess that the primary threat of mass casualty violence in the United States stems from lone offenders and small groups motivated by a range of ideological beliefs and/or personal grievances.
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.
The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has worked collaboratively with a network of professional translators and interpreters that to develop these resources in support of Operation Allies Welcome, the U.S. operation welcoming vulnerable Afghans to the United States.
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Funding awarded to Kynamics of Mountain View, CA, to build a portable system for language translation capabilities to support United States Coast Guard missions.
On January 18, 2019, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen issued a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin. The following are versions of the Bulletin translated into various languages.