About the DHS Office for Bombing Prevention

The OBP mission is to protect life and critical infrastructure by building capabilities within the general public and across the private and public sectors to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate bombing incidents.

OBP accomplishes this mission through a portfolio of complementary programs:

  • Information Sharing and Decision Support
  • Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness
  • Capabilities Analysis and Planning Support
  • Coordination of National and Intergovernmental Bombing Prevention Efforts

Committed to enhancing domestic bombing preparedness, OBP provides communities with the necessary information and resources to combat the threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). For an overview of related OBP products and services, please see the OBP Counter-IED Resources Guide.

Additionally, the Joint Program Office for Countering IEDs, an interagency body tasked with coordinating the implementation of U.S. counter-IED efforts, released a statement outlining U.S. government progress toward U.S. counter-IED policy goals.

About TRIPwire

The Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire) is DHS's free, online information sharing resource on IED incidents, tactics, techniques, and procedures, as well as corresponding IED prevention and protective measures. TRIPwire enhances domestic preparedness by giving the nation’s security and emergency services professionals valuable information and resources to prevent, protect, respond to, and mitigate bombing incidents.

TRIPwire registration gives members access to much more information and resources on IED threats and corresponding prevention, protection, and response measures, including:

  • Daily Reporting on IED-related Incidents
  • Official DHS and USG information products
  • Open Source Reporting and Mapping
  • IED incident and device profiles
  • Incident Quick Look Reports
  • Fire and Rescue Notes
  • Patrol Officer Notes
  • IED prevention, protection, and response resources
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