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Publications Library

The Publication Library contains guidance and policy papers, reports, strategies, program regulations, guidelines, brochures and more.

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  • DHS/CBP/PIA-007 Electronic System for Travel Authorization

    The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is an application and screening system used to determine whether citizens and nationals from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are eligible to travel to the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) update for ESTA to provide notice and assess the privacy risks associated with recent enhancements to ESTA, including (1) sharing national identifier numbers received from ESTA applicants with the country that issued the identification numbers, to obtain information about the ESTA applicant as part of the International Biometric Information Sharing (IBIS) Program; and (2) updates to the ESTA mobile application. Recent enhancements to ESTA also include the expanded collection of an applicant’s photograph. July 2024

  • State TVTP Strategy Development: CP3 Prevention Resource

    The Center for Prevention Partnerships and Programs (CP3) has created this evidence-based guide to assist states in developing state-level targeted violence and terrorism prevention (TVTP) strategies to safeguard each state from potential risks and threats of violence.

  • FBSAC TNR Subcommittee Report

    Attached you will find the Final Report for the FBSAC Countering Transnational Repression (TNR) Subcommittee approved on June 24, 2024.

  • Homeland Explosive Consequence and Threat Tool (HExCAT)

    HExCAT is a scenario-based probabilistic hazard assessment tool with an integrated medical response model used to plan emergency response preparedness and protect against explosive attacks.

  • EMOTR Landscape Assessment

    As part of the Emergency Management of Tomorrow Research (EMOTR) effort, sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conducted an emergency management (EM) research and development landscape assessment to identify existing research and relevant enabling technologies in various EM-related themes and stages of maturity. The literature review included publicly available research papers and open-source material from identified U.S. academic institutions, national laboratories, and other research centers. This is a summary report of peer-reviewed research in emergency management from 2018-2023. For more information, please reach out to first.responder@hq.dhs.gov.

  • E2C2 Echo

    The E2C2 Echo is a quarterly newsletter that shares information about export regulations changes, enforcement actions, and best practices to improve awareness and cooperation in safeguarding national security through effective export control measures.

  • Draft DHS Environmental Justice Strategic Plan

    Executive Order 14096, "Revitalizing Our Nation’s Commitment to Environmental Justice for All," signed on April 21, 2023, calls on federal agencies to develop or revise their Environmental Justice Strategic Plans. 

  • High-Volume Sampling Front-End Collection and Thermal Extraction Device

    High-volume collection and rapid sample preparation for thermal desorption gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis.

  • Pumice Residual-Odor Material Non-Detonable Canine Motivation Aids

    A process to create disposable scent training aids by trapping explosive vapor molecules in pumice.

  • World Day Against Trafficking in Persons Shareable Graphics

    Join Blue Campaign in raising awareness of human trafficking this World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (WDATIP) on July 30.

Last Updated: 01/28/2022