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Practical Terrorism Prevention: Reexamining U.S. National Approaches to Addressing the Threat of Ideologically Motivated Violence

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Technical Report

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Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center Washington United States

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As part of an overall reexamination of terrorism prevention superseding the programs and activities previously known as countering violent extremism CVE policy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security DHS asked the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center HSOAC to examine the state of knowledge regarding terrorism prevention organization, coordination, programming, and policy. HSOAC was tasked to examine past CVE and current terrorism prevention efforts by DHS and its interagency partners, and explore options for this policy area going forward. The purpose of this report is to present the results of the study, synthesizing information from the published literature, international case studies, and material provided by DHS and other partners. We also include insights from interviews with researchers current and former federal personnel members of technology firms and nongovernmental organizations NGOs and practitioners at the state and local levels in government, academia, the private sector, and nongovernmental sectors supporting case studies of metropolitan areas in different parts of the country. The report presents a framework to consider different facets of terrorism prevention policy, issues with measurement and assessment, analysis of past CVE and current terrorism prevention funding in the United States and internationally, and assessments of current efforts and future options for each component of terrorism prevention. These findings should be of interest to policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels members of organizations with interests in terrorism prevention activities civil rights and civil liberties organizations and the broader public.

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  • Civil Defense
  • Unconventional Warfare

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