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Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire)

tripwireLocation: US


Type: US State Department of Homeland Security

TRIPwire are part of the US Department of Homeland Security. From their online site they operate a 24/7 online, collaborative information-sharing and resource portal. The portal is aimed at personnel such as bomb squads, first responders, military personnel, government officials, intelligence analysts, private sector security professionals.

Part of TRIPwire’s aim is to increase awareness of IED tactics, techniques and procedures. The portal allows information such as this to be easily shared so any relevant organisation has access. It also aims to aid in C-IED preparedness.

The website combines information from IED/C-IED experts in the form of analyses and reports, and provides the relevant documents, images, and videos gathered directly from sources to help users anticipate, identify, and prevent IED incidents. The portal has restricted-access but is available at no cost to registered subscribers and features a publicly accessible homepage with valuable preparedness information.

The site has been developed and maintained by the US Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Bombing Prevention.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.