Department of Homeland Security: Effectiveness of the Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks and the Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program (Fiscal Year 2017 Report to Congress) [open pdf - 389KB]
"I am pleased to present the following report, 'Effectiveness of the Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks and the Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program,' which has been prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The report was compiled pursuant to language in Senate Report 114-264 accompanying the Fiscal Year 2017 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act (P.L. 115-31). Recent events have demonstrated that the threat of a terrorist attack haunts every community in our country. In the effort to achieve the National Preparedness Goal, FEMA seeks to enhance preparedness by assisting our communities to attain the core capabilities needed to prevent, protect, respond, mitigate, and recover from a complex coordinated terrorist attack (CCTA) and to prevent and intervene in the process of violent extremist radicalization and recruitment. Although the awards made under the CCTA and Countering Violent Extremism Grant Programs are still in the early stages of their performance periods, this report will provide the congressional requesters with sufficient information to provide a level of confidence that DHS has constructed the grant programs with effective programmatic and financial oversight and monitoring, as well as a mechanism and methodology that will provide an analysis of its effectiveness throughout and at the conclusion of the performance period."
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