ABSTRACT

Report to the Secretary of Homeland Security: Domestic Violent Extremism Internal Review: Observations, Findings, and Recommendations   [open pdf - 520KB]

From the Executive Summary: "At Secretary Mayorkas' direction, a cross-Departmental working group of senior officials conducted a comprehensive review of how to best prevent, detect, and respond to potential threats related to domestic violent extremism within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Department's Chief Security Officer led the Domestic Violent Extremism Internal Review Working Group (Working Group), which included experts from across the Department, including from DHS oversight offices. The Working Group also consulted with several interagency partners during the course of its review. The Working Group found very few instances of the DHS workforce having been engaged in domestic violent extremism. However, the Working Group assessed that the Department has significant gaps that have impeded its ability to comprehensively prevent, detect, and respond to potential threats related to domestic violent extremism within DHS. These gaps, which the Department is working with urgency to close, may have impacted DHS officials' ability to adequately identify and address related threats [...]. To address these gaps, the Working Group made 15 recommendations described further [herein] to enhance the Department's ability to comprehensively address internal domestic violent extremism-related activity to protect our employees and DHS's ability to continue executing its critical mission."

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Date:
2022-03-11
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/
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pdf
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