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CYBER SECURITY & INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY (CISA)
The Director of the Agency is Jen Easterly. A distinguished graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Ms. Easterly holds a master’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She is the recipient of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation American Hostage Freedom Award and the Bradley W. Snyder Changing the Narrative Award. A two-time recipient of the Bronze Star, Ms. Easterly retired from the U.S. Army after more than twenty years of service in intelligence and cyber operations, including tours of duty in Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Responsible for standing up the Army’s first cyber battalion, Ms. Easterly was also instrumental in the design and creation of the United States Cyber Command.
MULTI-JURISDICTION IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE SECURITY PLANNING
The Multi-Jurisdiction Improvised Explosive Device Security Planning (MJIEDSP) Program is a systematic process that fuses counter-improvised explosive device (IED) capability analysis, training, and planning to enhance IED prevention, protection, mitigation, and response capabilities. The program assists with collectively identifying roles, responsibilities, capability gaps, and how to optimize limited resources within a multi-jurisdictional planning area.
The Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) works closely with communities to provide expertise on planning and operational requirements for IED incident preparedness in alignment with the National Preparedness Goal and Core Capabilities.
BOMB-MAKING MATERIALS AWARENESS PROGRAM (BMAP)
The Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Program (BMAP), a counter-terrorism risk management bombing prevention program sponsored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP), BMAP focuses on restricting access by malicious actors to explosive precursor chemicals, explosive powders, exploding target materials, associated components, and delivery methods. The program is most effective during the terrorist attack cycle’s planning phase. The two focus areas of BMAP are the acquisition of materials and bomb-building stages. In addition, BMAP conducts outreach, training and awareness with the private and public sector stakeholders, which increases awareness of those everyday products that terrorists, criminals and others can use to make a bomb or other dangerous explosive mixtures and/or device.
National Program Goals
- Restrict access by malicious actors to bomb-making materials (BMM) and explosive precursor chemicals (EPC) used to manufacture homemade explosives (HME) and destructive devices.
- Provide early detection of the sale of HME precursor chemicals and BMM to suspect individuals.
- Prevent diversion and theft of HME precursor chemicals and BMM by malicious actors.
- Build a network of vigilant and informed stakeholders who serve as the Nation’s Counter-IED “eyes-and-ears” as the first line of defense in providing early detection of potential terrorist attacks and criminal activity
- Operation Flashpoint
- Corporate Outreach
- Federal, State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Engagement
- International Outreach and Collaboration
- Strengthens prevention, mitigation and risk management opportunities
- Increases BMM awareness for communities
- Enhances public/private partnerships
- Increases private sector point-of-sale awareness
- Improves first responder and emergency services BMM awareness
- Increases identification of suspicious activity and purchasing behavior
- Improves recognition and reporting to appropriate officials
- Promotes community-based outreach
- Provides free, secure access to training, videos and awareness materials
- Provides reporting mechanisms to track and measure succes
COUNTER-IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE (IED) TRAINING AND AWARENESS
- Build nationwide counter-improvised explosive device (IED) core capabilities.
- Enhance awareness of terrorist threats.
Coordinated through state homeland security officials and training offices, OBP courses educate on strategies to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate bombing incidents. Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial participants include:
- Municipal officials and emergency managers
- State and local law enforcement and other emergency services
- Critical infrastructure owners and operators
- Security staff
- Public and private sector partners