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We work closely with our international partners to advance physical and economic security around the globe.
The goal of the joint Action Plan is to build upon the existing perimeter approach to security and economic competitiveness and thereby lead to security enhancements and an accelerated flow of people, goods and services.
In order to enhance cross-border Emergency Manager (EM) capabilities, interoperability and situational awareness (SA), Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Centre for Security Science (CSS), Public Safety (PS) Canada and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) have collaborated to design the Canada-U.S. Enhanced (CAUSE) Resiliency experiment series. This series used a scenario-based approach to simulate the use of interoperable and emerging technologies during cross-border emergencies.
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S&T collaborates with the international public safety research and development community, including industry, through various activities, all closely coordinated with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) International Cooperative Programs Office (ICPO).
The Five Country Research and Development (5RD) Terrorism Prevention Meeting was hosted by the United Kingdom Home Office’s Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT), in London, UK, September 10-13, 2018.
The goal of the current effort, International Expert Engagement and Analysis of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Evaluations, is to contribute to the development and implementation of the Framework by collecting information about the current state of international CVE program evaluations, including identifying transferrable best practices and documenting gaps.
Neither international borders nor a single ideology constrains or limits threats posed by terrorism, domestic radicalization, or returning foreign fighters. Accordingly, many countries have invested in research within their local contexts to build the global body of evidence in terrorism prevention. However, this research is often inaccessible to intended end users, many of whom cannot effectively retrieve the research or analyze it for operational needs.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in coordination with the Five Country Research and Development (5RD) Terrorism Prevention Network, identified a need to conduct systematic reviews of prior research and evaluations.
The third Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency III Experiment (CAUSE III) addressed this common goal in addition to several other initiatives. It was jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC)’s Centre for Security Science (CSS), and Public Safety Canada (PS).
In October of 2015, the Critical Five countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States) published a shared narrative on “The Role of Critical Infrastructure in National Prosperity.” This paper highlights how resilient infrastructure enhances economic prosperity and provides examples of how each country works to enhance investment in infrastructure; challenges, disruptions, and their impacts to national economies; and the vital role of cyber infrastructure to growing and sustaining national economies.
In March 2014, the Critical Five countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States) published a shared narrative on “Forging a Common Understanding for Critical Infrastructure.” This paper lays out how each country addresses critical infrastructure as a basis for clearly articulating and communicating a common message on the value, meaning, and importance of critical infrastructure.