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Countering Violent Extremism

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State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers

State and major urban area fusion centers serve as focal points within the state and local environment for the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threat-related information between the federal government and state, local, tribal, territorial (SLTT) and private sector partners.

Boston Marathon Two Years Later…A Coordinated Effort for Security

Today, approximately 30,000 runners and 500,000 spectators gathered for the 119th Boston Marathon. Since the tragic events of April 15, 2013, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and local officials in the Boston area have strengthened partnerships and coordination to improve overall event security.

Statement by Press Secretary Marsha Catron on Secretary Johnson’s Upcoming Trip to Ohio

On Sept. 24, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will travel to Columbus, Ohio to meet with community leaders and state and local law enforcement to discuss the ongoing collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security to counter violent extremism. Secretary Johnson will also participate in a Community Resiliency Exercise that will promote and enable these efforts, while building partnerships between community organizations and officials. Additional details will be forthcoming.


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