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Current National Threat Level is elevated

The threat level in the airline sector is High or Orange. Read more.

Homeland Security 5 Year Anniversary 2003 - 2008, One Team, One Mission Securing the Homeland
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Homeland Security harnesses our nation's scientific and technological resources to provide Federal, state, and local officials with the technology and capabilities to protect the homeland.

One area of focus for the Department is catastrophic terrorism--threats to the security of our homeland that could result in large-scale loss of life and major economic impact.

Research is designed to counter threats to the homeland, both by evolutionary improvements to current capabilities and development of revolutionary, new capabilities.

Homeland Security Advanced Research Project Agency (HSARPA)

HSARPA engages industry, academia, government, and other sectors in innovative research and development, rapid prototyping, and technology transfer to meet operational needs. Read more »

Homeland Security Centers of Excellence

The Department partners with universities to bring together the nation's best experts and focus its most talented researchers on a variety of threats that include agricultural, chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological, explosive and cyber terrorism, as well as the behavioral aspects of terrorism. Read more »