4 Homeland Security Goals to Have against Terrorism

4 Homeland Security Goals to Have against Terrorism

By Gov CIO Outlook | Wednesday, November 06, 2019

When the security to prevent terrorist attacks increase, the terrorists find new ways to implement their mission. The emerging threat environment demands a quick and positive response by detecting, analyzing, and preventing these attacks.

FREMONT, CA: Threats influenced by terrorism are increasing day by day. The security in the country is constantly improving to protect the Americans from terrorism and other homeland security threats by preventing nation-states and their proxies, transnational criminal organizations, and groups from engaging in the terrorist or criminal acts, which threaten the country. In recent years, terrorists and criminals have enormously adopted new techniques and advanced tactics to threaten the security and prosperity of the American public. This swiftly growing threat environment demands a proactive response to identify, detect, and prevent attacks against the U.S.

The prevention of terrorism responsibilities fall under four goals:

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Collecting, analyzing, and sharing of Actionable Intelligence

Effective security operations depend on timely and actionable intelligence to assess and prevent threats against the United States accurately. Accordingly, the organization that works attentively to enhance the intelligence collection, integration, analysis, and information-sharing capabilities to ensure partners, stakeholders, and senior leaders acquire actionable intelligence and information that are necessary to inform their decisions and operations. A critical and legally charged mission is to provide intelligence and information to federal, state, local, and tribal governments and private sector partners. This responsibility needs an integrated intelligence network to discard redundancies and a mission-focused approach to produce and share the intelligence.

Protected Designated Leadership, Events, and Soft Targets

Making sure of the protection and safety of the nation's elected leaders is a paramount responsibility, which demands operational perfection. To maintain a highly skilled and motivated workforce that is combined with innovative technologies and advanced countermeasures to aid designated leadership, visit foreign heads of state and government, and National Special Security Events.

Along with more visible presidential protection responsibilities, there is huge trouble that comes while protecting the federal facilities and personnel across the United States. This supports tribal, state, and local governments to safeguard events of national significance and enhance the security for soft targets. In particular, the country is struggling hard to protect the security stakeholders. Developing the best practices to counter attacks against soft targets, promoting a dynamic process to access soft targets, and also addressing the security gaps, investing in research, and development for technological solutions.

Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction and evolution of threats

The spread of swiftly evolving and innovative technology, equipment, techniques, and knowledge at present helps fight the dangers for homeland security in the coming years. Terrorists remain intent on getting weapons of mass destruction (WMD) capabilities, and rogue nations and non-state actors are aggressively working to develop, acquire, modernize, and maintain WMDs that they could use against the security measures. Also, biological and chemical materials and technologies with more capabilities are easily accessible across the global market. Due to the expansion of such information and technologies, crime nations have greater opportunities to develop, acquire, and use WMDs than ever before. The security measures should increase, strengthen, and integrate its detection and countermeasures abilities to address these risks. Along with this, the proliferation of unmanned aircraft systems, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology can enhance the opportunities for threat actors to collect and use these capabilities against the United States and its interests.

Detection and Disrupt Threats

The terrorist threats in the U.S. have evolved a lot since 9/11. Terrorists continue plotting are always in search of vulnerabilities, which may permit them to conduct the attack against the U.S. To prevent these attacks, the security organizations must engage in a comprehensive counterterrorism approach to avoid both foreign and domestic terrorism and more decisively confronts the terror attacks. The security organizations should also be aware of the tools and capabilities that are needed to address the targeted violence in all its forms, comprising threats to the schools and infrastructure.

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