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Preventing Terrorism

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

Last Published Date: February 25, 2019

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Mar 15

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released a statement in response the shootings in New Zealand.

Feb 27

On Tuesday, February 26, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to Napa, California to participate in meetings with tech companies and foreign partners focused on combating terrorist use of the internet. During her engagements, Secretary Nielsen announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is overhauling its approach to terrorism prevention and called for a shift from a “whole-of-government” to a “whole-of-society” approach. She also announced that this year, DHS will convene a National Summit on Terrorism Prevention to bring together nonprofit organizations, community leaders and groups, state and local officials, law enforcement, and digital innovators to forge new partnerships to fight back against terrorist radicalization in our communities.

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