Countering Improvised Explosive Devices
March 1, 2013
The FBI is increasing its capabilities to counter the high threat level of improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.
Mollie Halpern: The FBI is increasing its capabilities to counter the high threat level of improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.
Roger C. Stanton: The IED threat continues to evolve. With emerging technologies, it’s incumbent upon us to stay up with that technology to stay ahead of the bomb builders.
Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern, and this is FBI, This Week. Terrorists and criminals use IEDs in the U.S. and abroad to cause deaths, instill fear, and damage critical infrastructure. The Joint Program Office for Countering IEDs, led by the FBI, is an interagency group which is coordinating the nation’s efforts to protect the American people against IEDs. Section Chief of the Hazardous Devices Operation Roger Stanton…
Stanton: Through this whole-of-government approach, we are leveraging the separate departments and agencies’ expertise so that we have the most collective and efficient response.
Halpern: In addition to working with our federal partners….
Stanton: We rely on our private sector partners and the public to recognize and report suspicious activity.
Halpern: For more information, visit www.fbi.gov.
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