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The mission of the Explosive Detector Dog (EDD) teams is the protection of life and property and providing a strong visible and psychological deterrence against criminal and terrorist acts. Prior to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the FPS had a minimal program of 12 EDD teams located in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Since that time, the FPS EDD program has expanded to more than 70 teams nationwide.
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The Federal Protective Service (FSP) Hazardous Response Program (HRP) was created to support the mission of FPS in response to credible chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosive (CBRNE) threats or incidents.
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TRIPwire, the Technical Resource for Incident Prevention, is the Department’s 24/7 online, secure, collaborative, information-sharing network for bomb squad, law enforcement, and other emergency services personnel to learn about current terrorist improvised explosive device (IED) tactics, techniques, and procedures, including design and emplacement considerations.

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The Graduated Rad/Nuc Detector Evaluation and Reporting (GRaDER) Program evaluates commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Rad/Nuc detection equipment against national standards adopted by the Department of Homeland Security.
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Profiles on Naturalized Citizens: 2007 Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) of Residence

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Through the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008, U.S. immigration law will be extended to the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI), a chain of 14 Pacific islands located near Guam.

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Submitting a Request for Case Assistance: Form DHS-7001; Instructions; Tip Sheet and Checklist; FAQs; Requests as an Attorney or Accredited Representative; and Ombudsman Scope of Assistance.
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For travelers who have been repeatedly identified for additional screening and who want to file an inquiry to have erroneous information corrected in DHS systems.

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The proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) would research high-consequence biological threats involving zoonotic (i.e., transmitted from animals to humans) and foreign animal diseases.

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The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC™) applies science to challenges critical to defending the nation against bioterrorism. The Department of Homeland Security's Directorate for Science and Technology established the NBACC to be a national resource to understand the scientific basis of the risks posed by biological threats and to attribute their use in bioterrorism or biocrime events.

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