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Feds Warn of Possible Terror Attack on Independence Day

The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center have issued a warning to local law enforcement officials to be vigilant to signs of a terror attack during Independence Day events and celebrations.

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New York Man Allegedly Constructed 200-Pound Bomb to Detonate on Election Day

A New York state man reportedly built a 200-pound bomb and planned to detonate it on Election Day on the National Mall in in Washington D.C.

Ohio Man Arrested on Terror Charges, July Fourth Plot Thwarted

Demetrius Pitts — also known as Abdur Raheem Rafeeq and Salahadeen Osama Waleed — now faces one count of attempting to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

Police Foil ISIS-Inspired Plot to Commit Mass Shooting at Texas Mall

Authorities say Azizi-Yarand planned to carry out the attack in mid-May with other participants. He had sent more than $1,400 to others to buy weapons and tactical gear, they allege, and had written a "Message to America" explaining his reasons for the attack.

DHS Issues Statement on Attempted Terror Attack in New York City

Secretary Nielsen released the following statement on the Department's role in coordinating a federal response to terror-related incidents.

SandCat Stormer Armored SUV Designed for the Fight Against Terror

As a response to the growing domestic terror and violence seen over recent years, Plasan is launching a new variant of the SandCat Stormer for police and counter-terrorism units.

What Law Enforcement Needs to Know About Criminal Snipers

The American Sniper Association has been providing information and training on criminal snipers in classes for nearly 20 years. This article includes some updates reflecting the lessons re-learned in Las Vegas.

Lessons Learned from the Vegas Sniper Attack

A criminal sniper shooting people from an elevated "hide" presents an extreme tactical challenge for law enforcement.

Working with Event Security After Vegas

When planning security for any event, there needs to be a site-specific analysis based on geographic risks.

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DHS Awards Grants to Counter Terrorist Recruitment and Radicalization in U.S.

Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced the award recipients for the congressionally established Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program.