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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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May 22

A gunman opened fire at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas in a terrorism-related attack against members of the U.S. military. The FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force are leading the investigation, supported by DHS’s U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service and ICE Homeland Security Investigations.

May 18

The FBI findings from the tragic Pensacola navy base shooting last December illustrate that the enduring threat from terrorist organizations continues. Foreign terrorist organizations remain a core priority of DHS’s counterterrorism efforts.

May 14

The 2020 National Police Week 5K was held virtually in compliance with the recommendations of the CDC and other public health organizations. Senior leaders throughout the Department of Homeland Security ran to show support for our law enforcement partners across the country.

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