Get Ready for Homegrown Terrorists

The Feds take homegrown terrorism threats very seriously. Do you?

Federal officials now say homegrown threats are one of the nation’s top national security priorities.

The move follows last year’s Fort Hood shootings, as well as the failed Christmas Eve plane bombing and this month’s Times Square bombing. It may have also been prompted by a non-classified internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report, which was obtained by ABC News.

No longer are al Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban limiting their activities to the Eastern hemisphere and Middle East. The report says “operatives are in the country and could advance plotting with little or no warning.” It also predicts increased activity by these groups.

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About the Author

Robin Hattersley Gray

Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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