The Department of Homeland Security has sent a memo to law enforcement officials across the nation warning that terrorists may attempt to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic by attacking the US in the near future, according to a report.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf announced funding for eight DHS preparedness grant programs totaling nearly $1.8 billion to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) unveiled the National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America 2020-2022, outlining a new approach to counterintelligence to address threats that have evolved significantly since the last strategy in 2016.
Global terrorism claimed less lives in 2018, but its economic and social impact remains widespread, according to the latest Global Terrorism Index (GTI) from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
The New York Police Department has formed the Racially and Ethnically Motivated Extremism (R.E.M.E) unit within the department’s intelligence division to fight homegrown far right extremism, domestic terrorism and organized hate groups.
Local government agencies are reminding citizens to take necessary precautions to be safe this holiday season, such as "See Something, Say Something," to report any terrorism-related behavior and to be aware that scammers, online and in-store, are targeting shoppers this holiday season.
Deaths from terrorism fell for the fourth consecutive year, after peaking in 2014. The number of deaths has now decreased by 52 percent since 2014, falling from 33,555 to 15,952, says the 2019 Global Terrorism Index.
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