Improvised Explosive Device Threats and Training

Examining IED MaterialsAn improvised explosive device (IED) attack is the use of a "homemade" bomb and/or destructive device to destroy, incapacitate, harass, or distract. IEDs are used by criminals, vandals, terrorists, suicide bombers, and insurgents. IEDs can come in many forms, ranging from a small pipe bomb to a sophisticated device capable of causing massive damage and loss of life.

Log into the DSAC portal for details on the threat posed by IEDs, related plots against commercial facilities and equipment, incident reports, counter-IED training events, indicators of suspicious packages and how to respond, and other information.

Visit the FBI website and the DHS website for background on counter-IED operations and training.