"Detecting improvised explosive devices (IEDs) is crucial to protecting lives and property. So is neutralizing these devices when they are discovered. While detection technologies and strategies have received considerable attention, until recently the homeland security enterprise lacked an integrated program for developing the countermeasures public safety bomb squads (PSBS) can use to safely and efficiently dispose of IEDs. Response and Defeat Operations Support (REDOPS) is that integrated program."
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/