DHS S&T Planning Reviews to Combat Terrorism, Extremism

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) said today that it will conduct a series of systematic reviews this fall, in coordination with the Campbell Collaboration and in partnership with Australia, Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, aimed at preventing acts of targeted violence and terrorism. DHS S&T will also begin local program evaluations for a handful of 2016 DHS grant recipients, “which seek community-driven solutions to counter terrorist recruitment and radicalization.” The agency published an article today announcing the upcoming programs, and also provided a snapshot of terrorism prevention activities DHS has spearheaded to date. “Since 2010, the U.S. government has invested more than $20 million into understanding all forms of radicalization to violence, as well as effective prevention and intervention measures,” DHS said. The full release delves into terrorism prevention resources provided by DHS S&T, as well as information on some of the global partnerships the agency has forged in combating these types of threats.

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