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Preventing Terrorism

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

  • FY22 CP3 IMP

    This Implementation and Measurement Plan Template guides applicants of the FY22 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant Program in completing a major component of the application.

  • DHS Actions: Cybersecurity

    President Biden has made cybersecurity a top priority for the Biden-Harris Administration at all levels of government. The Department of Homeland Security and its components, namely its Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, play a lead role in strengthening resilience across the nation and sectors, investigating malicious cyber activity, and advancing cybersecurity alongside our democratic values and principles.

  • CP3 Newsletter: Issue 1

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) supports DHS’s commitment to enhancing our collective ability to prevent all forms of terrorism and targeted violence. This newsletter will serve to update readers on news, events, and data related to our prevention mission, as well as our collaborative work with our many partners.

  • Strategic Intelligence Assessment and Data on Domestic Terrorism

    As required by the National Defense Authorization Act, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, have produced this strategic intelligence assessment on domestic terrorism, which includes a discussion of activities, certain data on domestic terrorism matters, and recommendations.

  • Mitigating the Threat of School Violence as the U.S. "Returns to Normal" from the COVID-Pandemic and Beyond

    DHS's Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and the Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) provide a resource to raise awareness of potential risk factors and indicators for targeted violence in schools, raise awareness of the likelihood that students may have been exposed to multiple risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide resources to become an engaged bystander as part of a comprehensive local prevention framework.

  • A Message from Secretary Mayorkas on Preventing Domestic Violent Extremism within DHS

    Secretary Mayorkas announced to DHS staff a new effort to prevent domestic violent extremism.

  • Domestic Violent Extremism Poses Heightened Threat in 2021

    The ODNI assessment was drafted by the National Counterterrorism Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and DHS, and includes contributions from the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency. All agencies involved are mindful of the duty to respect privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties and to act within the authorities granted to them as they seek to put together as complete an intelligence and analytic picture as is possible. 

  • 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.

  • Media Literacy and Critical Thinking Online

    This Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships publication provides tools and resources to bolster online critical thinking skills.

  • National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin - January 27, 2021 - Translations

    On January 27, 2021, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin due to a heightened threat environment across the United States, which DHS believes will persist in the weeks following the successful Presidential Inauguration. The following are versions of the Bulletin translated into various languages.