NOTE: Membership in the Metro Section is limited to members of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and NFPA who are fire chiefs of cities or jurisdictions having a minimum staffing strength of 350 fully paid career firefighters. Membership status includes regular (active) members and past (retired) members.
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Wingspread VI report
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2016 Metro Chiefs Conference
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Sharing knowledge through DHS Countering Violent Extremism and Active Shooter (CVE-AS) Web Portals
The threat posed by violent extremism is neither constrained by international borders nor limited to any single ideology. Additionally, the trends of Active Shooter individuals have grown more complex with numerous motivating factors. Groups and individuals inspired by a range of personal, religious, political, or other ideological beliefs have promoted and used violence. To counter violent extremism and prevent active shooter events, DHS is working with a broad range of government and civilian partners to gain a better understanding of the behaviors, tactics and other indicators that could point to potential violent and/or terrorist activity and the best ways to mitigate or prevent that activity. (e.g. ‘See Something, Say Something’TM and ‘Run, Hide, Fight’)
One of the venues utilized by DHS to promote information and intelligence sharing on a broad range of topics is the joint DHS and FBI Countering Violent Extremism and Active Shooter (CVE-AS) web portals on DHS’s Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). The CVE-AS portals provide a more user-friendly environment to promote information sharing and collaboration between Federal, State, Local, Territorial, Tribal, Private, civilian, and International entities working to counter the threat of violent extremists and help prevent active shooter incidents.
The portals provide a well-organized listing of topics so users can quickly locate and access the information relevant to their interests. The CVE-AS Portals include videos and training resources, as well as a document library with intelligence, federal, academia, and other resources covering numerous CVE and Active Shooter topics. The main CVE-AS web portal shares Unclassified For Official Use Only (FOUO) information with government agencies associated with infrastructure protection of the United States, private sector partners, civilian security personnel, corporate executives, educational institutions/academia, international federal and Law Enforcement partners, community leaders and other State and Local partners, as appropriate. In additional to the main CVE-AS web portal-- sworn, full-time, Federal, State and Local law enforcement officers; federal employees affiliated with the criminal justice system or intelligence communities; and military personnel also gain access into the restricted (Fed/LE) CVE-AS web portal that provides a forum for the exchange of additional Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) and Law Enforcement Sensitive (LES) information. Both portals include intelligence and information products, training materials and courses, videos, outreach initiatives and guides, subject matter expert information, and forums to provide feedback, share products, and ask questions.
Get more information on the CVE-AS mission, and learn more about the benefits and information included on the CVE-AS web portals.
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