DHS Releases Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence: Public Action Plan
In September 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the Strategic Framework for Countering Terrorism and Targeted Violence (CTTV Framework) outlining the Department’s approach to address increasing threats of targeted violence and terrorism. Now in September 2020, they have released the corresponding Public Action Plan which represents the public version of the Department’s internal Implementation Plan. The Public Action Plan “provides an overview and examples of our work in order to be transparent with the American people and to underscore the Department’s commitment to fulfilling the goals and objectives outlined in the CTTV Framework.”
The Public Action Plan is organized into four main sections, each describing one of the four overarching goals of the CTTV Framework:
Goal 1: Understand the Evolving Terrorism and Targeted Violence Threat Environment, and Support Partners in the Homeland Security Enterprise Through Specialized Knowledge.
Goal 2: Prevent Terrorists and Other Hostile Actors from Entering the United States, and Deny Them the Opportunity to Exploit the Nation’s Trade, Immigration, and Domestic and International Travel Systems.
Goal 3: Prevent Terrorism and Targeted Violence.
Goal 4: Enhance U.S. Infrastructure Protections and Community Preparedness.