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About the Office for Bombing Prevention

The mission of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) 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)
• Capability Analysis and Planning Support
• Coordination of National and
   Intergovernmental Bombing Prevention

For more information on OBP, visit or contact

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.

What's on TRIPwire

Once users log into TRIPwire, they have access to the following resources:

• 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

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