Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire) Portal

The Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire) is the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) online, collaborative information-sharing and resource portal for:

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  • Bomb squads
  • Emergency responders
  • Military personnel
  • Government officials
  • Intelligence analysts
  • Private sector security professionals
  • Critical infrastructure owners and operators

Developed and maintained by the DHS Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP), TRIPwire combines expert analyses and reports with relevant documents, images, and videos gathered directly from sources to help users anticipate, identify, and prevent Improvised Explosive Device (IED) incidents. A secure, restricted-access information-sharing platform, TRIPwire is available at no cost to registered subscribers and features a publicly accessible homepage with valuable preparedness information for the whole community.

IED Threat Information Sharing: Bombing Prevention at Your Fingertips

Information on TRIPwire is provided to increase awareness of evolving IED tactics, techniques, and procedures, as well as incident lessons learned and Counter-IED (C-IED) preparedness information.

  • Use the “What’s New” feature for coverage and analysis of the latest domestic and international IED-specific events and incidents.
  • Leverage the wealth of explosives-related information and analysis to identify explosive hazards, including IED components, and potential tactics in high-risk operations.
  • Access critical C-IED information, such as common site vulnerabilities; potential threat indicators; protective measures; and bombing prevention training, planning, and policy guidance, to enhance domestic preparedness.
  • Review expert-validated profiles and cutting-edge terrorist IED videos to recognize operational tactics and to prioritize and improve protective measures or training scenarios.
  • Submit a Request for Information (RFI) to the OBP Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) team for detailed feedback on domestic IED incident, IED trend analysis, emerging IED tactics, and significant incident reports.
  • Use the Domestic IED Incident Map and Reports to understand risks in your community.

Additional Information

For more information about TRIPwire, please watch the TRIPwire video or refer to the TRIPwire fact sheet. 

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TRIPwire Fact Sheet


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