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Preventing Terrorism

Protecting the American people from terrorist threats is the reason DHS was created, and remains our highest priority.

  • DHS/CBP/PIA–013 Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

    Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) voluntary trade partnership program in which CBP and members of the trade community work together to secure and facilitate the movement of legitimate international trade.

  • Threat Assessment and Management Teams

    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.

  • National Terrorism Advisory System Sample Advisories

    The National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, replaced the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS) in 2011. Provided is a sample NTAS alert and a sample bulletin.

  • 2012 Fusion Center Assessment

    In July 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with its interagency partners, launched the 2012 Fusion Center Assessment (2012 Assessment). The repeatable annual assessment process is a critical element of a broader Fusion Center Performance Program (FCPP), which provides an objective basis to demonstrate the value of fusion centers in supporting national information sharing and homeland security outcomes. The FCPP represents the Department's on-going commitment to design and implement performance management processes that demonstrate measurable progress in enhancing domestic counterterrorism and information sharing capabilities.

  • Common Pre-Travel Activities of Aspiring US Foreign Fighters

    Common Pre-Travel Activities of Aspiring US Foreign Fighters

  • DHS TRIP

    The Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP) is a single point of contact for individuals who have inquiries or seek resolution regarding difficulties they experienced during their travel screening at transportation hubs—like airports—or crossing U.S. borders. DHS TRIP uses an online form that you complete using your computer and an Internet connection.

  • DHS/ALL/PIA-057 Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program

    DHS/ALL/PIA-057 Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program

  • Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States

    Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States

  • Executive Summary: Digital Forum on Terrorism Prevention

    In late September 2017, 144 technologists and terrorism prevention leaders convened in Washington, D.C. for the Digital Forum on Terrorism Prevention. The forum was led by the US government interagency Countering Violent Extremism Task Force and co-presented by the DHS Office for Terrorism Prevention Partnerships, Tech Against Terrorism, the George Washington Program on Extremism, and Fifth Tribe.

  • Foreign Terrorist Organizations’ Official Media Arms and Violent Extremist Web Forums

    Each of the foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) referenced in this graphic use social media to disseminate official messaging, recruit potential members, and convince potential supporters to mobilize to violence. Due to the dynamic social media environment—including the termination of user accounts by social media sites for violations of terms of service—it is sometimes difficult to pinpoint the current account names used by these groups and their supporters, so this graphic does not include this information.