CISA and FBI join forces to prevent bomb-making with Operation Flashpoint

WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have launched a 90-day pilot program called “Operation Flashpoint” across CISA’s southeastern region to build awareness in communities about how to prevent bomb attacks. As part of this pilot, CISA and FBI officials are encouraging businesses and the public to voluntarily report suspicious activity such as buying large amounts of chemicals and materials (or a combination of these) that can be used to build bombs.

“It’s a high priority for the FBI to keep explosives out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them,” said FBI Assistant Director of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Donald Alway. “To obtain this goal, we will work tirelessly with our federal partners and the private sector to protect our communities.”

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Source: U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency